2017 Official Rules of Major League Baseball

Author: Triumph Books

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 9781629373539

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 627

An important resource for umpires, coaches, leagues, and serious fans of Major League Baseball (MLB), this handbook lists the dos and don’ts of the national pastime. Fully up-to-date, this book contains the official and sanctioned MLB rules and their interpretations per the Playing Rules Committee, the sole group that determines baseball’s regulations.

2018 Official Rules of Major League Baseball

Author: Triumph Books

Publisher: Official Rules

ISBN: 9781629375434

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 6701

"The ultimate authority. The Official Rules of Major League Baseball is the essential resource for serious fans of the game. These are the playing rules and their official interpretations per the Playing Rules Committee, the group that determines the games rules."--Page [4] of cover.

2016 Official Rules of Major League Baseball

Author: Triumph Books

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 9781629372112

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 774

An important resource for umpires, coaches, leagues, and serious fans of Major League Baseball (MLB), this handbook lists the dos and don’ts of the national pastime. Fully up-to-date, this book contains the official and sanctioned MLB rules and their interpretations per the Playing Rules Committee, the sole group that determines baseball’s regulations.

Baseball Field Guide

An In-Depth Illustrated Guide to the Complete Rules of Baseball

Author: Dan Formosa,Paul Hamburger

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615193294

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 7043

Now in its third edition—a clear guide to the complete rules of baseball, updated in 2018! Admit it: Even if you’re a diehard fan of our national pastime, sometimes an umpire’s call can be a little baffling. And for newer fans, Major League Baseball’s nuanced rules—developed and revised over decades—can be downright perplexing. Now updated throughout with the latest changes, including the no-pitch intentional walk and “bona fide slides” for interferences on a double play, the Baseball Field Guide explains every rule in plain English: Rules that apply before, during, and after the game Equipment specifications and field requirements Duties of the coaches, managers, and umpires Rules for spectators (yes, they have rules, too!) The clearest explanation anywhere of the infamous Infield Fly Rule, and much more! Designed for quick and intuitive searches, this entertaining reference will help you understand every aspect of the game and add to your enjoyment of the sport.


How to Play the Game

Author: Pete Williams,League Baseball

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 0789322188

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 7457

A guide to playing and coaching baseball at various skill levels covers all aspects of the game, from equipment and pitching to baserunning and fielding, and includes tips from professional players.

The Complete Baseball Scorekeeping Handbook, Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Andres Wirkmaa

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476663890

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 7740

With the aim of providing anyone interested in baseball scorekeeping everything he or she needs to perform the task, this book contains a thorough and comprehensive manual on keeping a scorecard, together with a detailed analysis of each of the numerous, and often complex, official rules governing scorekeeping in baseball (many of which were revised or modified in 2007), as well as scorekeeping issues outside of MLB's rulebook. Myriad examples are given (many drawn from significant and well-known major league games throughout the history of baseball as well as a number of examples drawn from popular culture) of how baseball's scorekeeping rules are applied and dealt with in both routine situations as well as the most difficult and convoluted scenarios. Revised and updated to reflect recent changes to the MLB rulebook, this book is very readable and perfectly accessible to a broad audience.

Baseball Yesterday & Today

Author: Josh Leventhal

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760326460

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 5584

Vintage photographs and memorabilia juxtaposed against modern-day color action images offer an illuminating look at the changing world of baseball, capturing the past and present of the national pastime, from historic venues and great moments in the sport to the fan's experience at the game.

2016-2017 Official Rules of the NHL

Author: National Hockey League

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 9781629373089

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 7650

Extremely thorough and expertly detailed, this guide is the most valuable resource for referees, coaches, leagues, and serious fans of the National Hockey League. The singular resource for the official rules of the game, updated for the most recent changes, this book includes everything that is necessary to know in order to be a professional hockey expert--on or off the ice. From puck dimensions to penalty calls, and with informative diagrams and a complete index, nothing is overlooked in this essential hockey reference.

The pitcher

Author: John Thorn,John B. Holway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780671654689

Category: Baseball

Page: 324

View: 9055


The 2011 Brd

Baseball Rule Differences

Author: Carl Childress

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781456487126

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 8476

“Referee Magazine” called “Baseball Rule Differences” an essential reference for any umpire working with more than one rulebook. It began in 1982 as a 40-page mimeographed document. Today, it's over 400 pages, containing 537 rule sections, 272 plays, 371 official interpretations, 58 authoritative opinion boxes, 1335 cross-references, and nearly 2500 rule citations.You know this book, of course, by its nickname: The BRD.Inside you'll find a complete discussion of all rule differences among the various codes: National Federation (high school), the NCAA and NAIA, and the Official Baseball Rules, used in professional baseball and serving as the basis for most youth baseball.All changes from the 2009 edition, published by Officiating.com, are clearly marked, including “changed rules,” editorial revisions, added notes, revised and expanded case rulings. In the two years since the last edition, baseball rules committees have made more significant changes than in any previous two-year period. If you don't own the 2011 BRD, you will face a daunting task as you try to harmonize play situations in the games you work.Over the years, readers have marveled at the help provided by the alphabetical index. It's 43 pages devoted to every subject, no matter how small, included in the book. Additionally, there's a rule citation index which is invaluable in finding a specific rule. Grab a rulebook, pick a rule, note its citation (7.09a, for example), then check to see if it's explained in the BRD. The index contains 2373 such citations.The author, over the years, has had generous help from rule interpreters and those with authoritative opinions. You find the comments of Mike Fitzpatrick from PBUC, Jim Evans of the Annotated Rules, Rick Roder of the Jaksa/Roder Manual, Kyle McNeeley, chairman of the NFHS rules committee, Joe Paronto, editor of the NCAA book, and many others too numerous to mention here.Here's a sample of a rule change for the 2011 season:48 BATTER: BATTER'S BOX: STEPS: ON PLATE / OUTSIDE BOX: HITS FAIR OR FOUL OR FOUL TIPFED: The batter is out and the ball is dead if he hits fair or foul while (changed - 10) either foot or knee “is touching the ground completely outside the lines of the batter's box or touching home plate.” (7-3-2; 7-3-2 Pen) Last edition: No provision for being out while the knee is on the plate and the pitch is hit.56. ALSO: OFF INTERP 51-48: HOPKINS: If the batter hits a foul tip while touching the plate or outside the lines of the batter's box: The ball is dead and the batter is out. (Website, 2003, #2)NCAA: The batter is out if he hits fair or foul while touching the plate or with one foot on the ground completely outside the lines of the batter's box. (7-10a; 7-10a Pen)57. ALSO: If the batter hits a “foul tip” while not “within the lines of the batter's box,” it is not a foul tip but a foul ball. He is out. (7-8) (See sect. 73.)OBR: If the batter hits fair or foul with one foot on the ground completely outside the batter's box: Same as FED / NCAA. (6.06a) If the batter steps on the plate and hits fair or foul: Point not covered.OFF INTERP 52-48: FITZPATRICK: Unless the batter's foot is completely outside the lines of the box when he steps on the plate, he is not out when he hits the pitched ball fair or foul. (email to cc, 11/15/00) (See sect. 83.)58. ALSO: OFF INTERP 53-48: PBUC MANUAL: The batter is out if he hits a foul tip with one foot completely outside the batter's box. {3.17}Play 46-48: B1 is in the front of the batter's box to hit the curve before it breaks. He takes a mighty swing and foul tips the pitch, which the catcher catches. The umpire notices the batter has one foot on the ground outside the batter's box. Ruling: In FED, the batter is out. [Website interpretation] In NCAA, the batter is out [black-letter law]. In OBR, the batter is out. [PBUC interpretation]The author guarantees you'll get your money's worth!

Field of Schemes

How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit, Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Neil deMause,Joanna Cagan

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803285485

Category: Architecture

Page: 424

View: 5301


Baseball For Dummies

Author: Joe Morgan,Richard Lally

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118510526

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 8619

Play, watch, and understand America's favorite pastime Baseball continues to be a popular game both as a spectator sport and as a pastime. Since the publication of Baseball For Dummies, 3rd Edition, baseball teams have changed, new MLB stadiums have been built, and rules have been updated. This updated 4th Edition brings you the latest information on the players, the places, and above all, the game. Baseball For Dummies is for baseball fans at all levels, from players and coaches to spectators who love the game. Baseball Hall of Fame player Joe Morgan explains baseball with remarkable insight, using down-to-earth language so everyone from the casual observer to the die-hard fan can gain a fuller appreciation of the sport. Improve your hitting, pitching, and fielding Find a baseball team to play on, from Little League on up Evaluate stats, players, and records Coach baseball or umpire effectively Get more out of a trip to the ballpark The latest on baseball stats and sabermetrics Complete with Morgan's personal lists of top-ten toughest pitchers, smartest players, and most strategic managers, Baseball For Dummies gives you all the inside tips, facts, and stats so you can have Major League fun!

Total Baseball

The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball

Author: David Pietrusza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781892129031

Category: Baseball

Page: 2538

View: 7713

Total Baseball VI is a complete baseball library in a single book. World famous for its originality and comprehensive reference value, this encyclopedia inspired the formation of Total Sports, Inc., and the publication of Total Hockey and Total Football. Now updated with the latest stats, records, rosters, registers, histories, and insightful essays, it makes a great gift for any baseball fan. This latest edition includes Bob Creamer's special commemorative tribute to Casey Stengle and a special section on the history of the home run.

Moneyball (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393338398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 317

View: 9750

Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.

Cactus League

Spring Training

Author: Susie Steckner,The Mesa Historical Museum

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738585345

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 7444

Arizona's baseball roots run long and deep, but the star of the show is the Cactus League. The state's spring training history is filled with social, political, and cultural intrigue, not to mention a roster of baseball greats. Early on, fans watched Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, and the American League's first black player, Larry Doby. Beyond the field, baseball became part of the state's social fabric, as players and fans alike flocked to watering holes, hotels, parades, and a desert resort famous for its mineral baths. History also saw a political battle to save the Cactus League and fend off Florida's attempts to dominate spring training. Today, the Cactus League is a 15-team powerhouse that holds court in Arizona each spring.

The Louisville Slugger Complete Book of Pitching

Author: Doug Myers,Mark Gola

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780809226689

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9629

Discusses the mechanics of pitching, physical conditioning, defensive responsibilities, and developing the mental game, and includes analyses of the methods of star pitchers.


My Life with Baseball's Most Confounding Pitch

Author: Tim Wakefield

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547517711

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 9157

At forty-four years old, Tim Wakefield is the longest-serving member of one of baseball’s most popular franchises. He is close to eclipsing the winning records of two of the greatest pitchers to have played the game, yet few realize the full measure of his success. That his career can be characterized by such words as dependability and consistency defies all odds because he has achieved this with baseball’s most mercurial weapon—the knuckleball. Knuckler is the story of how a struggling position player bet his future on a fickle pitch that would define his career. The pitch may drive hitters crazy, but how does the pitcher stay sane? The moment Wakefield adopted the knuckleball, his career sought to answer that question. With the Red Sox, Wakefield began to master his pitch only to find himself on the mound in 2003 for one of the worst post-season losses in history, followed the next year by one of the most vindicating of championships. Even now, as Wakefield battles, we see the twists and turns of a major league career pushed to its ultimate extreme. A remarkable story of one player’s success despite being the exception to every rule, Knuckler is also a lively meditation on the dancing pitch, its history, its mystique, and all the ironies it brings to bear.