Whether the reader is already a baseball expert or a newcomer to the sport, this colorful, engaging volume is a comprehensive guide for any kind of reader or baseball enthusiast. It includes tips on getting and staying in shape, which helps to promote a healthier lifestyle; historical facts and images from the past one hundred years; and photos of exciting game moments featuring popular players and coaches. Readers will be captivated by the history while learning facts and strategies for playing the modern game of baseball
Although often confused with its sister sport, baseball, softball has crept its way into the mainstream and earned a substantial following of its own both in the United States and abroad. From Little League to company teams to professional games, softball inspires both friendly and serious competition. Examining the history and rules of softball and offering tips on strategy and technique, this volume invites players of all skill levels to take a closer look at the game that has enthralled individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
The purpose of this book is twofold: one, to give ballplayers an inside look at just what scouts are really looking for in their search for professional ballplayers; and two, to help them market and sell themselves so that scouts will know they exist and see them put their best skills on display. This book has been written with the intent of helping ballplayers keep their dreams of playing pro ball alive and flourishing. All any ballplayer wants is a shot at playing pro ball, and by reading this book, they will be that much closer to having their dreams come true.
This guide provides an ever-important locals' eye view to the surprisingly happening "Queen City". Discover Cincy and find everything you went in a city -- arts, professional sports, museums, culture, great restaurants and shopping -- without the high crime rates and overcrowded schools. It's an absolute must for locals, newcomers and visitors.
Santa Fe deserves its nickname, "The City Different," for its unique blend of cultures--Native American, Chicano, and Anglo among them. Insiders' Guide in hand, you'll quickly be captivated by the cuisine, museums, archeology, sports and adventure of this capital city.
This informative guide gives you the inside scoop on Tucson -- where you can sunbathe end swim in the morning, ski in the afternoon (part of the year), watch a heart-stopping sunset over desert sands and finish the day with world-class dining, the symphony, opera, plays, galleries or a casino. With 350 days of sunshine per year, you can count on great weather for s mountain hike, a bike ride on one of Tucson's many trails or 18 holes of golf. You can visit the Old West's ghost towns by train, explore the desert by horseback or soar above it all in a hot-air balloon. Whether you're planning retirement, a family relocation, a business trip or a vacation to the city known as the center of gravity to stargazers everywhere. The Insides' Guide RM to Tucson will help you keep your feet going in the right direction -- even if your head is in the stars.
Virginia's Blue Ridge -- a land of majestic mountains, beauty and tranquility where people still wave to strangers on backcountry roads; where children and the family dog still swim with patched inner tubes in pristine creeks; where luscious parks, forests, fields, streams and slopes invite you to hike, canoe, camp, fish or swim to your heart's content. You will love discovering Virginia's Blue Ridge with the definitive guide-book to the region.
Pressley takes readers to Charlotte, North Carolina, and shows them around this city of contrast, where postmodern glass towers and the latest in arts, sports, and cultural centers share space with restored historic hotels and converted 19th-century textile mills. Maps. Photos.