Molina: The Story of the Father Who Raised an Unlikely Baseball Dynasty

By Bengie Molina

The New York Times bestseller approximately significant League Baseball’s Molina brothers and the way they turned Gold Glove, international Series–winning catchers: “A easily informed, deeply relocating tale, rather not like the standard baseball booklet” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

A baseball ideas ebook. A tape degree. A lottery price tag. those have been within the pocket of Bengie Molina’s father while he died of a center assault at the rutted Little League box in his Puerto Rican barrio. The goods are strong symbols in Molina’s attractive memoir approximately his father, who via baseball taught his 3 sons approximately loyalty, humility, braveness, and the genuine which means of success.

Bengie and his brothers—José and six-time All-Star Yadier—became well-known catchers within the significant Leagues with international sequence championships between them. purely the DiMaggio brothers can rival the Molinas because the such a lot comprehensive siblings in baseball history.

Bengie was once the least more likely to achieve the Majors. He was once too sluggish, too delicate, and too small. yet yearning his liked father’s admire, Bengie weathered failure after deflating failure till at some point he was once hoisting an international sequence trophy in a Champagne-soaked clubhouse. All alongside he inspiration he was once pleasant his father’s personal failed dream of baseball glory—only to find it had now not been his father’s dream at all.

Written with the emotional strength of activities classics similar to Field of Dreams and Friday evening Lights, Molina is a love tale among a powerful yet incorrect father and a son who, in unearthing solutions approximately his father’s existence, involves comprehend his personal. “It’s this year’s baseball booklet probably to be made right into a impressive motion picture” (Chicago Tribune).

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Out of the Pocket

By Bill Konigsberg

The 2009 Lambda Literary Award-winning novel is ultimately on hand in paperback! This new moment variation contains fresh bonus chapters, a foreword by means of former NFL punter Chris Kluwe, and an afterword through co-founder Jim Buzinski. superstar quarterback Bobby Framingham, essentially the most proficient highschool soccer avid gamers in California, understands he is diverse from his teammates. they're like brothers, yet they do not know one crucial factor: Bobby is homosexual. Can he nonetheless be one of many men and be sincere approximately who he's? while he is outed opposed to his will through a scholar reporter, Bobby needs to have the opportunity to earn again his teammates' belief and settle for that his route to luck may be extra public, and more challenging, than he'd was hoping. An affecting novel approximately identification that still provides nice sportswriting. "A thought-provoking, humorous, and eventually uplifting tale of self-actualization that masterfully defies stereotypes approximately either popping out and crew sports." –School Library magazine "A considerate, strong novel." –Booklist "It's tricky adequate finishing your move because the linebackers blitz, but if your inner most existence is additionally crashing in, the sport is ready survival. A hard-hitting first novel approximately quarterbacking your life." – Robert Lipsyte, writer of Raiders evening "How I rooted for Bobby, and all his imperfect, advanced, oh-so-human friends." – Catherine Gilbert Murdock, writer of Dairy Queen and The Off Season

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Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence

By Gary Mack, David Casstevens

Praise for Mind Gym

"Believing in your self is paramount to good fortune for any athlete. Gary's classes and David's writing offer examples of the significance of the psychological game."
--Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters champion and previous Ryder Cup captain

"Mind Gym hits a house run. that will construct psychological muscle for the foremost leagues, learn this book."
--Ken Griffey Jr., significant League Baseball MVP

"I learn Mind Gym on my approach to the Sydney Olympics and very acquired much out of it. Gary has very important classes to educate, and you will find the workouts enjoyable and beneficial."
--Jason Kidd, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner

In Mind Gym, famous activities psychology advisor Gary Mack explains how your brain affects your functionality at the box or at the court docket up to your actual ability does, if no more so. via 40 available classes and inspirational anecdotes from widespread athletes--many of whom he has labored with--you will research an analogous ideas and workouts Mack makes use of to assist elite athletes construct psychological "muscle." Mind Gym offers you the "head side" over the competition.

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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

By Michael Lewis

"Lewis has this kind of present for storytelling... he writes as lucidly for activities lovers as should you learn him for different reasons."--Janet Maslin, New York Times

after we first meet Michael Oher is one in all 13 little ones by means of a mom hooked on crack; he doesn't recognize his genuine identify, his father, his birthday, or find out how to learn or write. he's taking up soccer, and college, after a wealthy, white, Evangelical kin plucks him from the streets. Then nice forces adjust Oher: the family's love and the evolution soccer itself right into a video game within which the quarterback has to be safe at any fee. Our protagonist turns into the precious package deal of measurement, pace, and agility essential to protect the quarterback's maximum vulnerability: his blind aspect.

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The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding

By Gincy Self Bucklin

The light artwork of Horseback driving provides helpful info for riders in any respect degrees who are looking to boost the convinced rider–horse partnership that every one horse fans search. no matter what self-discipline you trip, Bucklin's specified and cutting edge tools illustrate the recommendations via step by step directions and full-color photographs.

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By David Carroll

A tender ultra-marathon runner is driven to the brink and past during this gripping story of actual patience and emotional healing.

Quinn has been referred to as a superhero and a freak of nature. At age thirteen, he's an awesome distance runner. he's taking at the second-hardest problem of his existence while he enters his first ultramarathon: a grueling 100-mile, 24-hour-long race that might push him to the very restrict of his endurance.

While Quinn struggles to move on — up a mountain and during the evening, as his muscle tissue holiday down and he starts off to hallucinate — we examine why the ultra-marathon is simply the second one toughest factor he has persevered in his younger lifestyles. and perhaps this devastating occasion from his earlier is precisely what Quinn has been working from . . .

Framed as an interview with a media commentator after Quinn's newsmaking end, this notable debut novel from ultra-marathon runner David Carroll reminds us that after we dare to problem what's attainable, the be aware very unlikely loses its which means

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Cyclopedia: It's All About the Bike

By William Fotheringham

If it’s at the motorcycle, it’s within the book.

The global of biking is one in all death-defying feats and imprecise mechanical

oddities, heroics and geekiness in equivalent degree. In Cyclopedia, popular two-wheel aficionado and acclaimed sportswriter William Fotheringham delves deep into this global to unearth outstanding evidence and captivating anecdotes.

This crucial publication is an A to Z compendium of every thing you'll ever need to know in regards to the bicycle, from the heritage of the journey de France to Chris Hoy’s dominance of the Beijing velodrome, from the origins of the quick-release process to the vitamin that powered Graeme Obree to the realm hour list, from Lance Armstrong’s fabled profession to the slang phrases used for performance-enhancing ingredients, from the literature of biking to the perils of vicious dogs.

Cyclopedia has the entire gear, the races, the chases, the faces, the areas, the medication, the intercourse, and the scandals to transform any beginner bicycle owner right into a full-fledged motorbike expert.

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Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy

By Mark Broadie

Columbia company tuition professor Mark Broadie’s paradigm-shifting method that makes use of facts and golfing analytics to remodel the game. 
Mark Broadie is on the leading edge of a progressive new method of the sport of golfing.  What does it take to drop ten strokes out of your golfing rating? What a part of Tiger Woods’ video game makes him a winner? Traditional golfing stats cannot resolution those questions. Broadie, a professor at Columbia company institution, helped the PGA journey boost its state-of-the-art strokes received placing stat. during this eye-opening new booklet, Broadie makes use of analytics from the monetary international to discover the secrets and techniques of the sport of golfing. He crunches mountains of information to teach either expert and beginner golfers how you can make greater judgements at the course.  This eagerly awaited source is for any participant who desires to comprehend the professionals, increase golfing talents, and make each shot count number.

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American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf

By James Dodson

With compelling element and natural ardour, James Dodson recounts the singular brilliance of 3 golfing titans and the way they stored the pro journey and created the sport as we all know it today.
During the melancholy golfing was once in concern. As a spectator recreation it was once at the verge of extinction. This used to be the sad prospect dealing with Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, and Ben Hogan –two dirt-poor boys from Texas and one other from Virginia, who had devoted themselves to the game. yet then lightning struck, and from the overdue thirties into the fifties those 3 males have been so completely dominant that they reworked either how the sport used to be performed and the way society looked it. Paving the way in which for the following acclaim for gamers from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods, they have been, and should continually stay, a triumvirate for the ages.

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Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes—and What We Can Learn from Them

By Mark McClusky

The global of high-performance athletics is altering ceaselessly. now not goodbye in the past, you may compete on the best point with exertions and an excellent trainer, yet this day, it's most unlikely to split the achievements of athletes from the scientists who aid them.

In Faster, larger, Stronger, veteran journalist Mark McClusky brings readers backstage with a brand new iteration of athletes, coaches, and scientists whose accomplishments are altering our knowing of human actual fulfillment and fully redefining the bounds of the human physique. on the interesting new frontier of activities, technological know-how, and know-how, the e-book explores:
• The function that genes and coaching play
• how to define hidden champions and fast-track greatness
• the reality in regards to the 10,000 hours rule
• New examine on breaking via fatigue
• Revolutions in information and nutrition
• and the way we will practice the teachings approximately concentration, commitment, and sheer ingenuity in our personal lives.

Brimming with state of the art technology and gripping anecdotes, Faster, larger, Stronger is an engaging, exhilarating examine how a long way we will be able to push the bounds of bodies and minds.

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