Shoeless Joe

Shoeless Joe PDF
Author: W. P. Kinsella
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395957738
Size: 38.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Ray Kinsella's fanatic love of baseball drives him to build a baseball stadium in his corn field and kidnap the author, J.D. Salinger, and bring him to a baseball game

Shoeless Joe

Shoeless Joe PDF
Author: W. P. Kinsella
Publisher: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 0795311710
Size: 26.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 274
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The novel that inspired Field of Dreams: “A lyrical, seductive, and altogether winning concoction.” —The New York Times Book Review One of Sports Illustrated’s 100 Greatest Sports Books “If you build it, he will come.” When Ray Kinsella hears these mysterious words spoken in the voice of an Iowa baseball announcer, he is inspired to carve a baseball diamond in his cornfield. It is a tribute to his hero, the legendary Shoeless Joe Jackson, whose reputation was forever tarnished by the scandalous 1919 World Series. What follows is a timeless story that is “not so much about baseball as it is about dreams, magic, life, and what is quintessentially American” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). “A triumph of hope.” —The Boston Globe “A moonlit novel about baseball, dreams, family, the land, and literature.” —Sports Illustrated

Shoeless Joe

Shoeless Joe PDF
Author: W. P. Kinsella
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007517750
Size: 51.54 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 244
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The book that inspired the movie Field of Dreams.

Shoeless Joe

Shoeless Joe PDF
Author: William P. Kinsella
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788896538005
Size: 57.21 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : it
Pages : 297
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Shoeless Joe Me

Shoeless Joe   Me PDF
Author: Dan Gutman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061973564
Size: 70.57 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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When Joe Stoshack hears about Shoeless Joe Jackson -- and the gambling scandal that destroyed the star player's career -- he knows what he has to do. If he travels back in time with a 1919 baseball card in his hand, he just might be able to prevent the infamous Black Sox Scandal from ever taking place. And if he could do that, Shoeless Joe Jackson would finally take his rightful place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. But can Stosh prevent that tempting envelope full of money from making its way to Shoeless Joe's hotel room before the big game?

Shoeless

Shoeless PDF
Author: David L. Fleitz
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786450231
Size: 76.83 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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“Shoeless” Joe Jackson was one of baseball’s greatest hitters and most colorful players. Born Joseph Jefferson Wofford Jackson on July 16, 1888, in Pickens County, South Carolina, Jackson went to work in a textile mill when he was around six years old, and got his start in baseball playing for the Brandon Mill team at the age of 13 earning $2.50 a game. He emerged as the star of the team and a favorite of fans with his hitting and throwing abilities, and moved up to play in the Carolina Association, where he received his nickname “Shoeless” because the blisters on his feet forced him to play in his stockings. He then made his move to the major leagues, signing on with the Philadelphia Athletics and rising to fame. This work chronicles Jackson’s life from his poor beginnings to his involvement in the scandal surrounding the 1919 World Series to his life after baseball and his death December 5, 1951, with most of the work focusing on his baseball career.

Shoeless Joe Black Betsy

Shoeless Joe   Black Betsy PDF
Author: Phil Bildner
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9781417740567
Size: 65.99 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 40
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Shoeless Joe Jackson, said by some to be the greatest baseball player ever, goes into a hitting slump just before he is to start his minor league career, so he asks his friend to make him a special bat to help him hit. A Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner

Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes To Iowa

Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa PDF
Author: W. P. Kinsella
Publisher: Dallas : Southern Methodist University Press
ISBN: 9780870743566
Size: 24.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 141
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Ten stories deal with a farmer who loves baseball, a carpenter repairing a broken doll, a clever prostitute, and a wandering salesman

Fall From Grace

Fall from Grace PDF
Author: Tim Hornbaker
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1613219148
Size: 31.23 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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Considered by Ty Cobb as “the finest natural hitter in the history of the game,” “Shoeless Joe” Jackson is ranked with the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. With a career .356 batting average—which is still ranked third all-time—the man from Pickens County, South Carolina, was on his way to becoming one of the greatest players in the sport’s history. That is until the “Black Sox” scandal of 1919, which shook baseball to its core. While many have sympathized with Jackson’s ban from baseball (even though he hit .375 during the 1919 World Series), not much is truly known about this quiet slugger. Whether he participated in the throwing of the World Series or not, he is still considered one of the game’s best, and many have fought for his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. From the author of Turning the Black Sox White (on Charles Comiskey) and War on the Basepaths (on Ty Cobb), Shoeless Joe tells the story of the incredible life of Joseph Jefferson Jackson. From a mill boy to a baseball icon, author Tim Hornbaker breaks down the rise and fall of “Shoeless Joe,” giving an inside look during baseball’s Deadball Era, including Jackson’s personal point of view of the “Black Sox” scandal, which has never been covered before. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Last At Bat Of Shoeless Joe

The Last At Bat of Shoeless Joe PDF
Author: Granville Wyche Burgess
Publisher: Chickadee Prince Books
ISBN: 9781732913912
Size: 55.26 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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1951. Greenville, South Carolina. Jimmy Roberts is the best hitter in this little mill town, and maybe in the whole Textile Baseball League. He's got major league potential, and then some. But to get there, he'll need a miracle. Or maybe the help of a local drunk and liquor store owner ... who just happens to go by the name of "Shoeless Joe."

Tales From The Deadball Era

Tales from the Deadball Era PDF
Author: Mark S. Halfon
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612346480
Size: 17.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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The Deadball Era (1901û1920) is a baseball fanÆs dream. Hope and despair, innocence and cynicism, and levity and hostility blended then to create an air of excitement, anticipation, and concern for all who entered the confines of a major league ballpark. Cheating for the sake of victory earned respect, corrupt ballplayers fixed games with impunity, and violence plagued the sport. Spectators stormed the field to attack players and umpires, ballplayers charged the stands to pummel hecklers, and physical battles between opposing clubs occurred regularly in a phenomenon known as ôrowdyism.ö At the same time, endearing practices infused baseball with lightheartedness, kindness, and laughter. Fans ran onto the field with baskets of flowers, loving cups, diamond jewelry, gold watches, and cash for their favorite players in the middle of games. Ballplayers volunteered for ôbenefit contestsö to aid fellow big leaguers and the country in times of need. ôJoke gamesö reduced sport to pure theater as outfielders intentionally dropped fly balls, infielders happily booted easy grounders, hurlers tossed soft pitches over the middle of the plate, and umpires ignored the rules. Winning meant nothing, amusement meant everything, and league officials looked the other way. Mark Halfon looks at life in the major leagues in the early 1900s, the careers of John McGraw, Ty Cobb, and Walter Johnson, and the events that brought about the end of the Deadball Era. He highlights the strategies, underhanded tactics, and bitter battles that defined this storied time in baseball history, while providing detailed insights into the players and teams involved in bringing to a conclusion this remarkable period in baseball history.

Shoeless Joe And Ragtime Baseball

Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball PDF
Author: Harvey Frommer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1630760099
Size: 63.96 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 257
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Another peek at baseball's good old days—or, in this case, bad old days—by veteran sports-historian Harvey Frommer. Frommer paints Shoeless Joe as a baseball natural ("Joe Jackson hit the ball harder than any man ever to play baseball"—Ty Cobb), an illiterate hick (his table utensils consisted of knife and fingers), and an innocent man snared by the greatest scandal in baseball history.

Bibb Falk

Bibb Falk PDF
Author: William A. Cook
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786496916
Size: 32.83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Born in Austin, Texas, in 1899, Bibb August Falk was the classic stereotype of a Texan, standing six feet. He brimmed with confidence and played the game of baseball with swagger. He played three years of varsity football and baseball at the University of Texas before being signed by the Chicago White Sox following graduation in 1920. Falk reported to the Sox that summer without having played a single minor league game. In just a couple of months, he--an untested rookie--would confront the challenge of replacing Shoeless Joe Jackson, newly banned from organized ball for complicity in the 1919 World Series scandal. Retiring from the major leagues in 1931 after a brilliant career, Falk returned to the University of Texas in 1940 as head baseball coach and became a Longhorn legend. During his 25 years as head coach, his teams won two National Championships, 15 Southwest Conference titles and four co-championships. When Bibb Falk died in June 1989, at the age of 90, he was the last surviving member of the 1920 Chicago White Sox.

Shoeless Joe Jackson

Shoeless Joe Jackson PDF
Author: Jack Kavanagh
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: 9780791021705
Size: 76.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 64
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A biography of the illiterate baseball star who was banned from the game after being implicated in the plot to throw the 1919 World Series, known as the "Black Sox" scandal

The Essential W P Kinsella

The Essential W  P  Kinsella PDF
Author: W. P. Kinsella
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 1616961880
Size: 45.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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This career retrospective celebrates the 80th birthday of baseball's greatest scribe, W. P. Kinsella (Shoeless Joe), as well as the 25th anniversary of Field of Dreams, the film that he inspired. In addition to his classic baseball tales, W. P. Kinsella is also a critically-acclaimed short fiction writer. His satiric wit has been celebrated with numerous honors, including the Order of British Columbia. Here are his notorious First Nation narratives of indigenous Canadians, and a literary homage to J. D. Salinger. Alongside the "real" story of the 1951 Giants and the afterlife of Roberto Clemente, are the legends of a pirated radio station and a hockey game rigged by tribal magic. Eclectic, dark, and comedic by turns, The Essential W. P. Kinsella is a living tribute to an extraordinary raconteur.

Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes To Iowa

Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa PDF
Author: W. P. Kinsella
Publisher: Dallas : Southern Methodist University Press
ISBN:
Size: 58.23 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 141
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Ten stories deal with a farmer who loves baseball, a carpenter repairing a broken doll, a clever prostitute, and a wandering salesman

Say It Ain T So Joe

Say It Ain t So  Joe  PDF
Author: Donald Gropman
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806521152
Size: 19.28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 357
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Traces the life of Jackson, one of the greatest hitters of all time, who was unfairly disgraced at the height of his career by the Chicago Black Sox scandal

Shoeless Joe Black Betsy

Shoeless Joe   Black Betsy PDF
Author: Phil Bildner
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780689874376
Size: 27.27 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 40
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This inspirational picture book is based on the true story of Shoeless Joe Jackson and his bat, two of the greatest players in baseball history. Some say Shoeless Joe Jackson was the greatest hitter ever. But Shoeless Joe had a partner: his bat, Black Betsy. And if not for the faithful Black Betsy, Joe might never even have made it to the major leagues.