Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Translate This Website
International Translation Network
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
Home About Us News Our Blog Our Catalog My Cart My Account Track Shippment Contact Us
  Our Catalog   Sports & Outdoors   Coaching

The Hidden Language of Baseball: How Signs and Sign Stealing Have Influenced the Course of Our National Pastime


Super Savings Item! Save 39% on the The Hidden Language of Baseball: How Signs and Sign Stealing Have Influenced the Course of Our National Pastime by Brand: Walker n Company at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Baseball is set apart from other sports by many things, but few are more distinctive than the intricate systems of coded language that govern action


Product Description

Baseball is set apart from other sports by many things, but few are more distinctive than the intricate systems of coded language that govern action on the field and give baseball its unique appeal. During a nine-inning game, more than 1,000 silent instructions are given-from catcher to pitcher, coach to batter, fielder to fielder, umpire to umpire-and without this speechless communication the game would simply not be the same. Baseball historian Paul Dickson examines for the first time the rich legacy of baseball's hidden language, offering fans everywhere a smorgasbord of history and anecdote.

Baseball's tradition of signing grew out of the signal flags used by ships and soldiers' hand signals during battle. They were first used in games during the Civil War, and then professionally by the Cincinnati Red Stockings, in 1869. Seven years later, the Hartford Dark Blues appear to be the first team to steal signs, introducing a larcenous obsession that, as Dickson delightfully chronicles, has given the game some of its most historic-and outlandish-moments.

Whether detailing the origins of the hit-and-run, the true story behind the home run that gave "Home Run" Baker his nickname, Bob Feller's sign-stealing telescope, Casey Stengel's improbable method of signaling his bullpen, the impact of sign stealing on the Giants' miraculous comeback in 1951, or the pitches Andy Pettitte tipped off that altered the momentum of the 2001 World Series, Dickson's research is as thorough as his stories are entertaining. A roster of baseball's greatest names and games, past and present, echoes throughout, making The Hidden Language of Baseball a unique window on the history of our national pastime.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Walker Books
Brand:Brand: Walker n Company
Publisher:Walker Books
Studio:Walker Books
EAN:9780802713926
Item Weight:0.81 pounds
Item Size:0.89 x 7.62 x 7.62 inches
Package Weight:0.81 pounds
Package Size:5.76 x 0.94 x 0.94 inches

The Hidden Language of Baseball: How Signs and Sign Stealing Have Influenced the Course of Our National Pastime by Brand: Walker n Company

Buy Now:
The Hidden Language of Baseball: How Signs and Sign Stealing Have Influenced the Course of Our National Pastime

Brand: Brand: Walker n Company
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$22.00
$13.60
You Save: 38%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Coaching.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Brand: Walker n Company, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


ean: 9781598535563, isbn: 1598535560,
From the street game to March Madness to Jordan and LeBron, the greatest writing about the grit, grace, and glory of basketballMade in America, basketball is a sport that stirs a national passion, reaching fever pitch during the NCAA's March Madness ...

sku: 1001565004, ean: 9781559341738, isbn: 1559341734,
Managing Physical Education, Fitness, and Sports Programs, Second Edition, is organized around the basic functions and processes of administration and management, and devotes whole chapters—not just paragraphs—to topics such as planning, organizi...

sku: uk0073523674, ean: 9780073523675, isbn: 0073523674,
This market-leading text emphasizes the prevention and management of athletic injuries and remains the only text to cover all aspects of the profession of athletic training. It is a valuable resource in seeking professional certification. The text pr...

mpn: 14 line illustrations, ean: 9780192632159, isbn: 0192632159,
When an athlete gets injured, great attention is paid to understanding the physical nature of their injury and putting in place strategies for rehabilitation. Too often though, the psychological effects of injury are not even considered, yet an injur...

ean: 9780415694919, isbn: 0415694914,
An Introduction to Sports Coaching provides students with an accessible and engaging guide to the scientific, social scientific, medical and pedagogical theory that underlies the practice of quality sports coaching. Now in a fully updated and revised...

sku: 372933, ean: 9780192622631, isbn: 0192622633,
This comprehensive, practical reference is essential for everyone interested in any aspect of sports medicine. It covers all the major areas of sports science and medicine including: anatomy, biomechanics, excercise physiology, nutrition, sports psyc...

ean: 9781259916526, isbn: 1259916529,
Principles of Athletic Training: A Competency-Based Approach is designed to be used by athletic trainers in courses concerned with the scientific, evidence-based and clinical foundations of athletic training and sports medicine. The text leads the st...

mpn: ill, ean: 9780073376615, isbn: 0073376612,
Designed for the athletic trainer and sports therapist, Rehabilitation Techniques in Sports Medicine is the definitive guide to the management of sports injuries. Experts from the field of sports medicine have contributed to this comprehensive, updat...

ean: 9780077236335, isbn: 0077236335,
This text is a contributed work by well-known trainers and educators, written under the direction of Dr. Prentice. The 6th edition continues to be the only text developed specifically for athletic trainers. This text is also appropriate for those phy...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2018 - translateth.is. All Rights Reserved.