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After batting .240 for the Shepherd Hill Regional High School junior varsity baseball team as a sophomore, ... travelers on the Facebook page for this book at Baseball Adventure. z_ Josh pahigian and Hadlock Field.

Author: Josh Pahigian

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493025084

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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A visually stunning road trip through pro baseball’s wacky, wondrous, and revered ballpark attractions Exploding scoreboards, treetop seats, and neon skylines are just three of the more than 100 ballpark design features, field eccentricities, historic displays, traditions, concession items, and even super-fans and mascots profiled in this armchair baseball journey. Combining engaging storytelling with fun sidebars and beautiful color photos, author Josh Pahigian captures the essence of each ballpark treasure—from the retractable lighthouse at the Portland Sea Dogs’ Hadlock Field to the Sausage Race at the Brewers’ Miller Park to Fenway Park’s Green Monster and even to the delicious biscuits served by the aptly named Montgomery Biscuits. From the Rookie Leagues to the Majors, there are more than 250 professional baseball parks in the United States where fans partake in special game-day rituals, eat unique foods, laugh along with the zany mascot, marvel at the park’s special features, and revel in a communal experience that removes them for a few hours from life’s daily grind. The Amazing Baseball Adventure brings to life the very best of these cherished ballpark features, the ones that motivate fans to return again and again to baseball cathedrals large and small.
2017-02-01 By Josh Pahigian

An amazing end to ballpark chasing 2019 concluded with Rays playoff games in St. Petersburg and Houston. In 2020 I will conclude visiting all thirty current MLB ballparks with visits to Chase Field in Arizona and the Texas Rangers' new ...

Author: Chris Stanisci CPA

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796073409

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 54

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CHRIS STANISCI Born May 8, 1975 at NYU Hospital in Manhattan, New York. Attended elementary school in Laurel Hollow, New York and middle and high school at Cold Spring Harbor High School from 7th thru 11th grade. Spent senior year and graduated from Hicksville High School in New York. After High School attended two semesters at Nassau Community College in New York. Moved to Raleigh North Carolina for a short period of time before moving to Cape Coral, Florida. While in Cape Coral I attended what was then Edison Community College. Upon graduating with an associate’s degree determined to go to the University of South Florida in pursuit of a degree in accounting completed my bachelor’s and masters of accountancy at the University of South Florida. While in Tampa, I also was a member of the Beta Alpha Psi accounting fraternity and a member of Big Brother and Big Sisters of Tampa Bay as a volunteer. After completing my degree I went to work for the State of Florida and held office with the State in various locations, Tallahassee, back to Tampa, and Marianna, Florida. While in Tallahassee, I took and passed all 4 parts of the last written CPA examination on the first attempt. I also met my wife Michelle in Tallahassee where we were married on March 17, 2007 at Dorothy B. Oven Park. We lived in Tallahassee together for 2 years before I transferred my job to Tampa. While in Tampa my wife gave birth to a micro preemie on April 18, 2011 and we named her Christa. We lived in Tampa until June of 2014 before we relocated closer to my wife’s parents in Graceville. I held a position with the State of Florida at an office in Marianna, Florida. In June 2019 we purchased our first home in Chipley, Florida and Christa is now a beautiful eight year old girl. As a precursor, here is a list of all the major league stadiums visited prior to 2019: 1) Fenway Park, Boston Massachusetts 2) Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles California 3) Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore Maryland 4) Nationals Park, Washington D.C. 5) Shea Stadium, Flushing New York 6) Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego California 7) Turner Field, Atlanta Georgia 8) Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens Florida 9) Former Yankee Stadium, Bronx New York
2019-12-27 By Chris Stanisci CPA

of the many people who have touched my life in a very positive way during my baseball adventures. The next morning I was heading north to catch games in Oakland and San Francisco. I got up early enough to get beyond Los Angeles before ...

Author: Candy L. Vandyke

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452023342

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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After seeing her first baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, in 2002, Candy became captivated by the game of baseball. Over the next couple of years, that passion drew her to ballparks all around the Northeast. The aspiration to see each team in person enticed her to venture further and further to ballparks in the Midwest and Southeast. Eventually, the yearning to visit every Major League baseball park became a mission. Traveling with a friend, family member, or alone, Candy spent her vacations over the next few years fulfilling that dream. Candy's adventures, at times, incorporated two games in two days, in two different states; five games in five days, in four different states; and two games in two different stadiums, in the same day. In total, she saw over 70 games in 36 different ballparks, as well as two spring training stadiums, all while meeting wonderful people, seeing some unique game situations and visiting amazing sites along the way. Her adventures were not without some tears, fears and unspeakable joys, however. The culmination, a dream realized and, truly, an adventure of a lifetime!
2010-08 By Candy L. Vandyke

The other thing makes me give credit to the wall was throwing a baseball. Not the real leather baseball that wouldn't bounce back, but the practice kind of hard rubber, exact same size, given to me by Mr. Plagg, the baseball coach at ...

Author: A. E. Hotchner

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385543590

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Twelve-year-old Aaron Broom is protecting his father’s car from repossession when he witnesses a jewelry store robbery gone wrong. To Aaron’s shock, his father, a struggling salesman in the wrong place at the wrong time, is fingered as the prime suspect in the murder. Aaron—precocious, plucky, not a little naïve—must seek out gangsters, diamond dealers, bootleggers, and street kids in order to prove his father’s innocence. In his search for justice, Aaron draws upon the resources of a world-weary paperboy, an aspiring teen journalist, and a kindly lawyer. As they dig into the details of the case, these unconventional detectives reveal a cover-up that goes much deeper than a jewelry-store heist gone sour. Through it all, Aaron’s optimism and resourcefulness shine through. Hotchner’s latest is a rollicking ride through St. Louis at its lowest, as seen through the eyes of his most lovable narrator to date.
2018-07-10 By A. E. Hotchner

Laura Miller, “The Lost Adventure of Childhood,”, last modified October 22, 2002, 3. Michael Chabon, A Model World and Other Stories (New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., ...

Author: William M. Simons

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476678382

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 978

Selected from the two most recent proceedings of the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture (2019 and 2021), this collection of essays explores subject matter centered both inside and beyond the ballpark. Fifteen contributors offer critical commentary on a range of topics, including controversial decisions on the field and in Hall of Fame elections; baseball's historical role as a rite of passage for boys; two worthy catchers who never received their due; the genesis and development of the minor leagues; and baseball's place in popular culture.
2022-05-13 By William M. Simons

And the Less Amazing Adventures of Some Other Real-Life Superheroes (An eSpecial from Riverhead Books) Jon Ronson ... They were patrolling last night when they saw “this guy swinging at another guy outside a bar with a baseball bat.

Author: Jon Ronson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101568316

Category: Social Science

Page: 68

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Bestselling author Jon Ronson walks the mean streets of America where he finds real life, modern day superheroes. Fighting crime, saving old ladies, and chasing away drug dealers – all while wearing a mask and a cape. Phoenix Jones patrols Seattle, masked, muscles rippling, while corner boys scatter and teenage runaways are helped, whether they want it or not. He might still see his pediatrician when superhero-ing gets a little too intense, but he’ll be back out there with his ass-kicking comrades as soon as he’s bandaged up. These do-gooding citizens talk the talk, and walk the walk of mythical superheroes – the only thing they're missing is actual supernatural powers. The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones is an inside, intimate look at the world of amateur superheroes and a front row seat to their adventures.
2011-11-22 By Jon Ronson

My friend Kris is a baseball fan, and she loves the Dodgers and the Angels. Well, she told me one day that the Dodgers and the Angels would be playing in The World Series against each other. To me, what she said about baseball meant ...



ISBN: 9781300703761



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First, the remarkable heterogeneity of baseball history, of how the game was and is played and experienced, ... One might think of the book as a baseball adventure narrative and of our contributors as knowledgeable guides.

Author: George Gmelch

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496201034

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 488

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Baseball Beyond Our Borders celebrates the globalization of the game while highlighting the different histories and cultures of the nations in which the sport is played. This collection of essays tells the story of America's national pastime as it has spread across the world and undergone instructive, entertaining, and sometimes quirky changes in the process. Covering nineteen countries and a U.S. territory, the contributors show how each country imported baseball, how baseball took hold and developed, how it is organized, played, and followed, and what local and regional traits tell us about the sport's place in each culture. But what lies in store as baseball's passport fills up with far-flung stamps? Will the international migration of players homogenize baseball? What role will the World Baseball Classic play? These are just a few of the questions the authors pose.
2017-03-01 By George Gmelch

By the time Tim caught the ball in his glove, it went from being a flat, one-dimensional baseball into a three-dimensional real baseball. It was a completely, utterly amazing thing to witness! Tim threw the baseball to the first-baseman ...

Author: J. Nolan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595425860

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Becca Pennington couldn't believe what she had gotten herself into! She was just supposed to be applying for a grandma's helper position. But when she meets the grandma, Mrs. KG, Becca soon finds out that both the grandma and her creepy old mansion are anything but ordinary! Not only does the mansion have edible furniture and interactive wallpaper, but it also has very unusual hallways, one through which transports Becca to another dimension. From having a wild and wacky shopping cart chase to learning how to dance herself up into the air, Becca's adventures in other dimensions are definitely beyond what her wildest dreams could have ever imagined! Joining her on this fantastically funny and crazy trip are Mrs. KG's grandchildren and the mischievous, goggle-wearing iguana, Señor Greco. Warning: Don't read this book unless you are ready to go on a truly exciting journey that is so crammed full of humor and fantasy it won't fit inside even the largest black hole in the whole universe!
2007-03 By J. Nolan

And we used every weekend for great excursions into New York City, except for one when we drove to the idyllic village of Cooperstown, New York, for the awesome Baseball Hall of Fame.

Author: Ray H. Pettit

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665555944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

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Ray Pettit has experienced amazing adventures. Check Point Charlie, Argentine Terrorists, Greenland Ice Cap, Earthquake Entrapment, Secret Service Agents, CIA/NSA/FBI, Pentagon Consultant; Movie/TV Acting, Hullabaloo Teen Club, GPS and Cell-phones Development, Patents for Satellite/Submerged Submarine Communications, Professor of Electrical Engineering for 40 years, Author of Classic Engineering Reference Book, “ECM and ECCM for Digital Communication Systems.” --- Amazing Adventures All!
2022-03-29 By Ray H. Pettit