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The Pine Tar Game

Author : Filip Bondy
ISBN : 9781476777184
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On July 24, 1983, during the finale of a heated four-game series between the dynastic New York Yankees and small-town Kansas City Royals, umpires nullified a go-ahead home run based on an obscure rule, when Yankees manager Billy Martin pointed out an illegal amount of pine tar, the sticky substance used for a better grip, on Royals third baseman George Brett's bat. Brett wildly charged out of the dugout and chaos ensued. The call temporarily cost the Royals the game, but the decision was eventually overturned, resulting in a resumption of the game several weeks later that created its own hysteria. The Pine Tar Game chronicles this watershed moment, marking a pivot in the sport, when benign cheating tactics, like spitballs, Superball bats, and a couple extra inches of tar on an ash bat, gave way to era of soaring salaries, labor struggles, and rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs. Filip Bondy paints a portrait of the Yankees and Royals of that era, featuring two diametrically opposed owners, in George Steinbrenner and Ewing Kauffman; a host of bad actors and phenomenal athletes; and lots of yelling. Players and club officials like Brett, Goose Gossage, Willie Randolph, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, David Cone, and John Schuerholz offer fresh commentary on the events along with their take on a rivalry that culminated in one of the most iconic baseball tantrums of all time. Rush Limbaugh, employed by the Royals at the time as a promotions director, offers his own insider's perspective. Through this one fateful game, the ensuing protest, and ultimate fallout, The Pine Tar Game examines a more innocent time in professional sports, as well as the shifting tide that gave us today's modern iteration of baseball.

Courting The Yankees

Author : Ettie Ward
ISBN : UOM:39015058716823
Genre : Law
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In a series of twenty-one original articles by legal scholars, editor Ettie Ward and the contributors examine both baseball law and baseball lore. By focusing on the famous New York Yankees, and incidents involving the team and the Yankee franchise, the book explores a wide range of legal issues as they relate to baseball. The chapters are organized so that the sports fan (even if neither a lawyer nor a Yankees' fan) is invited to read about sports and learn about the law. Baseball aficionados will enjoy the added insights provided by the discussion of various legal concepts, and lawyer sports fans will gain greater insight as to the application of familiar legal principles on and off the baseball diamond. The chapters cover some topics that would ordinarily be covered in a sports law course, as well as others that would not.

The Last Yankee

Author : David Falkner
ISBN : 0671797573
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first full biography of the most controversial baseball figure of our times, Billy Martin, by the highly acclaimed author of The Short Season and Nine Sides of the Diamond. Falkner uncovers the real Billy Martin as he was known to those who loved, hated, hired, and fired him and those who made him a larger-than-life figure. Photographs.

Journal Of The Philosophy Of Sport

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ISBN : UOM:39015078325423
Genre : Sports
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Blue Whistler

Author : Mickey Cobb
ISBN : 0692139087
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An account of the "Pine Tar Incident" in the historic game between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals, July 24, 1983.

The 1984 World Book Year Book

Author : World Book, Inc
ISBN : 0716604841
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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High And Inside

Author : Joseph McBride
ISBN : 0809230232
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Provides definitions for baseball words and phrases from "ace" to "World Series", and explains the source of nicknames for players and teams

Journal Of Legal Education

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Baseball Chronicles

Author : Mike Blake
ISBN : UOM:39015032572706
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Reminiscences from baseball players and others associated with the game provide reflections on the national pastime, its heroes, and its history during the twentieth century

Pinstripe Pandemonium

Author : Geoffrey Stokes
ISBN : UOM:39015006194552
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Recounts the events of the star-packed New York Yankees' 1983 season, a period of unprecedented fighting and controversial incidents featuring George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin

The Sporting News Baseball Trivia 2

Author : Joe Hoppel
ISBN : 0892042427
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Lists a wide range of facts, statistics, and records concerning the hitting, pitching, and baserunning achievements of professional baseball players

Darryl

Author : Darryl Strawberry
ISBN : UOM:39015040032214
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The baseball player discusses his 1983 Rookie of the Year season, his eight years with the New York Mets, public disagreements with management, his bout with drinking, and his move to the Dodgers

Official Baseball Guide

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105117381611
Genre : Baseball
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Few And Chosen

Author : Whitey Ford
ISBN : PSU:000053735041
Genre : Games & Activities
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Chronicles the careers of the author's picks for the top players and managers of the New York Yankees, including first baseman Lou Gehrig, center fielder Joe DiMaggio, and shortstop Derek Jeter.

Best Sports Stories 1984

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105027565824
Genre : Sports
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Best Sports Stories 1984

Author : Sporting News
ISBN : 0892041692
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Baseball Letters

Author : Seth Swirsky
ISBN : 1568361521
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A fan's letters to baseball players are accompanied by the responses, offering personal and historical background to the game

The Baseball Bible

Author : Angel Torres
ISBN : PSU:000015345134
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Saturday Night

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Canadian Saturday Night

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