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Bronx Bomber will not only cover the great hitters and their hitting careers. It will also cover many of the iconic home runs like Bucky Dent s shot in Boston, Mickey Mantle s 565 foot shot in Washington, Ruth s called shot in the 1932 World Series against the Cubs, as well as promising to hit a home run for a sick child in the hospital, Jackson s famed three home runs in three at bats during the 1977 World Series, and many more unforgettable moments.
The simple question led award-winning sportswriter Mark Newman on an eight-year journey that would bring about surprising stories and empowering life lessons from the minds of the most fabled Major League hitters in our time. That work is compiled here in Diamonds from the Dugout.
In Diamonds from the Dugout, baseball stars were asked the question: What hit meant the most to you and why? It was a simple question of nine words, a magical number in baseball, and it led award-winning sportswriter Mark Newman on an eight-year journey that would bring about surprising stories and empowering life lessons from the minds of the most fabled Major League hitters in our time.
Little Jenny is asleep in her bedroom one night as the story, Hoo, Hoo, Hoo Hoosiers, begins and she is awakened by a sound coming from beyond her closed bedroom door. Hoo Hoo Hoo was the sound.
She and her mother explore their farm to see what could be making the noise, but none of the animals seem to be responsible. Likewise, no one in her family can guess what the source can be. Finally, the family realizes that the Hoo Hoo Hoo is coming from the living room. It is part of the cheer Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers! Jenny’s dad tells her that this is a sound she’s going to be hearing a lot as she grows up because of how much her family loves Indiana Basketball.
Fifty years went by before The Houston Astros had a Hall of Fame inductee. Then Craig Biggio became their first. Two years later Jeff Bagwell emerged as another inductee. Biggio and Bagwell are arguably the two most influential and memorable players in Astro history. When they showed up in the last 1980s, the team entered its “Golden Age.” Biggio and Bawell were National League All-Stars who own most of the club’s hitting records. They helped lead the team to their first ever, and only, World Series game.
In a long awaited comeback, the Chicago Cubs finally broke their losing streak by winning the 2016 World Series. After 108 years, the Cubs basked in their victory at Wrigley Field. In The 50 Greatest Players in Chicago Cubs History, Robert Cohen continues the excitement by celebrating the fifty best players the Cubs have ever had. In this fascinating collection of biographies, statistics, and quotes, a well-defined system is used to rank the players. Memorable players like Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Ron Santo, and Ryne Sandberg are all included. This book is sure to spark debate among Cubs fans about who should really be number one.
A team with thousands of enthusiastic fans, the Los Angeles Dodgers are hard to ignore. The 50 Greatest Players in Dodgers History, will be a perennial favorite. Looking to win the pennant under the direction of their manager, Dave Roberts, the Dodgers hope to rewrite their current standings in baseball history. With former professional athletes and personalities such as Jackie Robinson, Don Drysdale, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Greg Maddux, Kirk Gibson, Adrian Gonzalez, and Clayton Kershaw, the Los Angeles Dodgers have continuously generated a following that has few rivals in professional sports starting when they were the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The 50 Greatest Detroit Tigers brings to life fabulous and famous moments in team history, from Ty Cobb’s masterful wizardry that brought him 12 batting championships, to Al Kaline becoming the youngest player win an American League batting title.