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The Resource Intangiball : the subtle things that win baseball games, Lonnie Wheeler

Intangiball : the subtle things that win baseball games, Lonnie Wheeler

Label
Intangiball : the subtle things that win baseball games
Title
Intangiball
Title remainder
the subtle things that win baseball games
Statement of responsibility
Lonnie Wheeler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A unique and refreshing ode to the "little things" that represent baseball's heartbeat--the player who, in countless ways, makes other players better. Intangiball tracks the progress of the Cincinnati Reds through five years of culture change, beginning with the trades of decorated veterans Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey, Jr. It also draws liberally from such character-conscious clubs as the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, and Tampa Bay Rays. Author, sportswriter, and eternal fan of the game, Lonnie Wheeler systematically identifies the performance-enhancing qualities (PEQs) that together comprise the "communicable competitiveness" that he calls "teamship." Intangiball is not designed to debunk Moneyball, but rather to sketch in what it left out: "What order is there to a baseball world in which a struggling rookie benefits not a bit from the encouraging words of the veteran who drapes his arm around the kid's shoulders; in which Derek Jeter's professionalism serves none but him; in which there is no reward for hustle, no edge for enthusiasm, no payoff for sacrifice; in which there is no place for the ambient contributions of David Eckstein, Marco Scutaro, or the aging, battered Scott Rolen; in which shared purpose serves no purpose?" Intangibles, as it turns out, not only ennoble the game; they help win it. And this is the book every fan must read"--
  • "Longtime baseball writer and observer Lonnie Wheeler explains that there are unquantifiable elements in the game of baseball -- intangibles -- and shows how these immeasurable elements can bring success both to individual players and to teams"--
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DLC
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Wheeler, Lonnie
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Baseball
Label
Intangiball : the subtle things that win baseball games, Lonnie Wheeler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Expectations and Pujols
  • Mr. Mack's immortality
  • Organization of the year
  • God's particle
  • The first order of business
  • It really is a team sport
  • A critical mass
  • Screw you, Perez
  • Chief big fist
  • Jetership
  • The trump card
  • The bottom half of the pie chart
Control code
ocn894746821
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 271 pages
Isbn
9781451696028
Lccn
2015004128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451696028
  • (OCoLC)894746821
  • (Sirsi) b13594205
Label
Intangiball : the subtle things that win baseball games, Lonnie Wheeler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Expectations and Pujols
  • Mr. Mack's immortality
  • Organization of the year
  • God's particle
  • The first order of business
  • It really is a team sport
  • A critical mass
  • Screw you, Perez
  • Chief big fist
  • Jetership
  • The trump card
  • The bottom half of the pie chart
Control code
ocn894746821
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 271 pages
Isbn
9781451696028
Lccn
2015004128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451696028
  • (OCoLC)894746821
  • (Sirsi) b13594205

Library Locations

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      555 Washington Street, Paducah, KY, 42003, US
      37.0841169 -88.5988375
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