Coverart for item
The Resource The baseball codes : beanballs, sign stealing, and bench-clearing brawls : the unwritten rules of America's pastime, Jason Turbow with Michael Duca

The baseball codes : beanballs, sign stealing, and bench-clearing brawls : the unwritten rules of America's pastime, Jason Turbow with Michael Duca

Label
The baseball codes : beanballs, sign stealing, and bench-clearing brawls : the unwritten rules of America's pastime
Title
The baseball codes
Title remainder
beanballs, sign stealing, and bench-clearing brawls : the unwritten rules of America's pastime
Statement of responsibility
Jason Turbow with Michael Duca
Title variation
baseball codes
Title variation remainder
beanballs, sign stealing, and bench-clearing brawls : the unwritten rules of Americas pastime
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Everyone knows that baseball is a game of complicated rules, but it turns out to be even more complex than we realize. Jason Turbow and Michael Duca take us behind the scenes of the great American pastime. Players talk about the game as they never have before, breaking the code of secrecy that surrounds so much of baseball, both on the field and in the clubhouse. We learn why pitchers sometimes do retaliate when one of their teammates is hit by a pitch and other times let it go. We hear about the subtle forms of payback that occur when a player violates the rules out of ignorance instead of disrespect. We find out why cheating is acceptable (but getting caught at cheating is not), and how off-field tensions can get worked out on the diamond. These tacit rules are illuminated with often incredible stories about everyone from national heroes true eccentrics.--From publisher description
Summary
Everyone knows that baseball is a game of complicated rules, but it turns out to be even more complex than we realize. Jason Turbow and Michael Duca take us behind the scenes of the great American pastime. Players talk about the game as they never have before, breaking the code of secrecy that surrounds so much of baseball, both on the field and in the clubhouse. We learn why pitchers sometimes do retaliate when one of their teammates is hit by a pitch and other times let it go. We hear about the subtle forms of payback that occur when a player violates the rules out of ignorance instead of disrespect. We find out why cheating is acceptable (but getting caught at cheating is not), and how off-field tensions can get worked out on the diamond. These tacit rules are illuminated with often incredible stories about everyone from national heroes true eccentrics.--From publisher description
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
344079
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.357
Index
index present
LC call number
GV867
LC item number
.T78 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
beanballs, sign stealing, and bench-clearing brawls : the unwritten rules of America's pastime
Label
The baseball codes : beanballs, sign stealing, and bench-clearing brawls : the unwritten rules of America's pastime, Jason Turbow with Michael Duca
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-278) and index
Control code
5115571
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 294 p.
Isbn
9780375424694
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009022253
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn368020834
  • (OCoLC)368020834
Label
The baseball codes : beanballs, sign stealing, and bench-clearing brawls : the unwritten rules of America's pastime, Jason Turbow with Michael Duca
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-278) and index
Control code
5115571
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 294 p.
Isbn
9780375424694
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009022253
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn368020834
  • (OCoLC)368020834

Library Locations

    • Gainesville BranchBorrow it
      127 Main St Nw, Gainesville, GA, 30501-3614, US
      34.299831 -83.827988
Processing Feedback ...