Now updated to include the Yankees’ 100-win 2018 season! The meteoric rise of the new generation of superstar Yankees, including Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, and Luis Severino—from the “inside baseball” strategy in assembling the roster, their fascinating paths to Yankee Stadium, and a mission to hoist the franchise's twenty-eighth World Series championship trophy. Derek Jeter and the “Core Four” have passed the torch to a new generation of Yankees superstars—featuring Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, and Gleyber Torres—who have powered through the minors to become stars on baseball’s biggest stage. Joined by reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, this thrilling group is poised to chase championship titles for years to come. The Baby Bombers details the inside-baseball strategy of the Yankees’ pivot to a younger, more exciting roster, the players’ fascinating paths to Yankee Stadium, their memorable 2017 and 2018 playoff runs, their amazing assaults on the record books, and a unified mission to hoist the franchise’s twenty-eighth World Series trophy. Through new, in-depth interviews, veteran reporter Bryan Hoch fleshes out the transition from Jeter to Judge, scoring behind-the-scenes insights from general manager Brian Cashman, former manager Joe Girardi, executives and scouts, members of the current roster, opponents, and Yankees legends of the past. Winning baseball in the Bronx has resumed with postseason hero Aaron Boone in the manager’s chair, aiming to steer the franchise to its forty-first World Series appearance. Featuring nearly fifty photographs, The Baby Bombers tracks the rise of today’s Yankees from fresh-faced rookies into a group that is destined for pinstriped greatness.
Sports Law looks at major court cases, statutes, and regulations that explore a variety of legal issues in the sports industry. The early chapters provide an overview of sports law in general terms and explore its impact on race, politics, religion, and everyday affairs. Later chapters address hot button issues such as gender equity, drug testing, and discrimination. Written from a sport management perspective, rather than from a lawyer’s, this text covers all the major areas presented in sports law today including: cases relating to torts, contracts, intellectual property, and agents. Factual scenarios throughout the text allow students to critically examine and apply sport management principles to legal issues facing the sports executive. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
Comic Book Superheroes and American Society, 1938 to the Present
Author: Jeffrey K. Johnson
Category: Literary Criticism
In the less than eight decades since Superman’s debut in 1938, comic book superheroes have become an indispensable part of American society and the nation’s dominant mythology. They represent America’s hopes, dreams, fears, and needs. As a form of popular literature, superhero narratives have closely mirrored trends and events in the nation. This study views American history from 1938 to 2010 through the lens of superhero comics, revealing the spandex-clad guardians to be not only fictional characters but barometers of the place and time in which they reside. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Sport can bring out the best in us... and the worst. The high-pressure world of competitive sport has been shaken over the years by a series of major scandals. Involving drugs, sex, violence, money or pure and simple cheating, these incidents have ruined reputations, fuelled suspicions and shocked loyal supporters. Highlighting some of the most memorable cases from around the world, Norman Ferguson explores both recent and historic instances of dishonesty, betrayal and outrageous unsporting behaviour. Over 35 scandals, including: • How cancer-survivor Lance Armstrong deceived his fans and cheated his way to seven Tour de France victories • The World Cup bidding processes that brought the FBI to FIFA’s door • Figure skater Tonya Harding’s sinister plot to break the leg of her rival, Nancy Kerrigan
Fearlessness and boldness challenge's any Islamic clerics of the hidden truth behind Moslem beliefs that are veiled in foreign languages to prevent widespread, international scrutiny. Bound to create uproar by uncovering controversial passages in the Koran! The Mohammed said that the paradise is under the shadow of swords. Al-Boukhari, Jihad and seier 2607. Ahmed Abaza traces his steps as a young Moslem through his transformation into a young Christian. While struggling and agonizing with his soul to find the truth as to what he was taught as a Muslim child and his new findings as a Christian. Sharing his horrifying experience of torture and isolation. His journey begins in Egypt where he was born and raised, of a very famous, influential and well known Moslem family. At age 6, he experienced his first contact with Christianity. At age 17, he began his conversion that lead to imprisonment, torture and the intense path to refuge, escaping the society that haunts and follows him. You will read about his profound experiences with the Lord, which faithfully encouraged him, also about his family's attempts to stop his conversion through imprisonment and torture to prevent disgrace to the family name. I was not convinced after all that, was it a joke? The Lord of Glory? Who is this Lord of Glory? Is He Allah? I found myself hanging from my feet upside down with an iron chain from the ceiling like a slaughter animal! What crime have I committed against society, but the crime of choosing the Light as my own belief? Section II focuses on Islam, the Koran and beliefs that were concealed during his youth (as well as for the average Moslem)! His journey not only tells his story, but also sheds light on the Middle East's torture and killings of Ex-Muslims.
In February 2003, Adam Ramanauskas was living every boy's dream.At twenty-two he'd been noted as a star of the future and already hadone AFL premiership under his belt. He was having the time of his life. Then the bottom fell out of his world. The discovery of an unusual lump in Adam's right shoulder quickly led to the words no one wants to hear: 'You have cancer.' Over the next few years, his three battles with cancer would require every ounce of courage and determination he could summon. This is the remarkable story of a young man who not only bounced back after each setback, but made an incredible return to elite sport, inspiring his teammates, family and the medical profession with his resilience and refusal to take anything lying down. It's a story of growing up quickly and learning about the urgency of time, and working out what matters most.
Encompassing some of the most revered moments in sports history as well as some of the most forgotten, The Salt Lake Loonie & Other Stories Every Sports Fan Should Know by Brett and Jesse Matlock is a survival guide to table-top sports talk. Arming the greenhorn and the journeyman sports fan with new insights and takes on sports stories that cover the classical to the comical--what was "the Curse of the Bambino"? Who won the so-called "Battle of the Sexes" in tennis? What is the real story behind "The Salt Lake Loonie"? Organized by themes and identifiied by fun sport symbols, The Salt Lake Loonie makes for an easy and engaging read. Fast Facts are interspersed throughout, arming sports fans with new insights and fun bits of trivia. With an introduction by Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser and illustrations by Dwight Allott, The Salt Lake Loonie is destined to be the "sports bible" that every fan will love.
What You Can Learn about Business from America's Sports Leaders
Author: David M. Carter
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
Leading sports management consultant Carter and ESPN sports business reporter Rovell teach readers the art of strategic alliances from the New York Yankees; entrepreneurship from NASCAR; branding from Tiger Woods; and turnaround strategy from Jerry Jones. Fast, timely, and fun, readers will never forget the business lessons this book teaches.
German Air Raids on Britain in the First World War
Author: Thomas Fegan
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Just over a decade after the Wright Brothers’ triumph of powered flight, the conduct of war was changed for ever. Until the Kaiser’s Zeppelins raided British cities and towns, it had been unthinkable that civilian populations and property hundreds of miles from the battlefield could be at risk from sudden death and destruction. In the first section of The ‘Baby Killers’ Thomas Fegan charts the precise chronology of the air raids on Britain in this most thorough and fascinating work. From the start-point of the doom-laden prophecies of HG Wells and others, he describes the development of the German threat and the desperate search for answers to it. He analyses public reaction and assesses the effectiveness of the campaign as it progressed from airships to Gotha heavy bombers and, later, ‘Giants’. The second part of this superbly researched book features a gazetteer to the places bombed. The extent of the list, which includes Edinburgh, Hull and Greater Manchester, will almost certainly surprise most readers. Helpfully there are also comprehensive lists of memorials and relevant museums. The ‘Baby Killers’ provides a chilling insight into an aspect of The Great War which is all too often overlooked. Yet, at the time, these raids, while modest compared with those of the Second World War Blitz, shook national morale and instilled great fear and outrage. This is an important and highly readable work.