Download In the Ballpark: The Working Lives of Baseball People by George Gmelch PDF

By George Gmelch

In the Ballpark is a set of interviews with twenty-one those who paintings in all components of significant and Minor League Baseball: usher and broadcaster, beer seller and sportswriter, clubhouse attendant and box supervisor, price ticket vendor and proprietor, scout and common supervisor, mascot and participant. prepared by way of setting—the stands, the sphere, the click field, and front office—the money owed yield a wealth of perception into little-known facets of the sport. the hot concluding bankruptcy offers updates at the topics considering the fact that they have been interviewed ten years in the past in addition to updates on how their jobs and the sport itself has replaced for the reason that In the Ballpark was once first published.

Show description

Read Online or Download In the Ballpark: The Working Lives of Baseball People PDF

Similar baseball books

Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order)

An ex–Wall highway dealer more desirable on Moneyball's famed sabermetrics and beat the Vegas odds together with his personal having a bet tools. this is the tale of ways Joe Peta grew to become fable baseball right into a dream come true.

Joe Peta grew to become his again on his Wall road buying and selling occupation to pursue an ingenious—and highly risky—dream. He might observe his risk-analysis abilities to significant League Baseball, and deal with the game just like the S&P 500.

In buying and selling Bases, Peta takes us on his trip from the ballpark in San Francisco to the buying and selling flooring and baseball bars of recent York and the sportsbooks of Las Vegas, telling the tale of the way he created a baseball "hedge fund" with an remarkable forty-one percentage go back in his first 12 months. And he explains the original tools he developed.

alongside the best way, Peta presents perception into the Wall highway trouble he controlled to flee: the fragility of the midnineties funding version; the disgraced former CEO of Lehman Brothers, who recruited Peta; and the high-adrenaline surroundings the place million-dollar sports-betting swimming pools have been universal.

Reversing the Curse: Inside the 2004 Boston Red Sox

Reversing the Curse preserves one of many maximum activities tales of our lifetime for all posterity with an soaking up account of the pink Sox’s championship season. A extra epic activities saga couldn't were invented: right here we have now the curse that started with Babe Ruth; a group of comeback little ones made up our minds to turn out their mettle; the Yankees-Sox contention, one of many maximum in activities background; and, eventually, the 1st international sequence victory for the Sox for the reason that 1918.

No Minor Accomplishment: The Revival of New Jersey Professional Baseball

America's hobby has roots in New Jersey courting again to 1846 while the 1st three-hitter utilizing sleek ideas was once performed on Elysian Fields in Hoboken. the game thrived during the country until eventually the Fifties while lovers started to draw back from neighborhood festival, who prefer to observe video games broadcast on tv, to make a journey to determine a big league group in ny, or to widespread newly air-conditioned motion picture theaters or bowling alleys.

Additional info for In the Ballpark: The Working Lives of Baseball People

Sample text

But the rest of the year, once the kids start playing in February, scouts spend much of their time on the road. If you scout in some kind of order, you can save a lot of wear. There are some guys who don't organize themselves and don't take into account the weather. They waste their time by traveling way more than they have to. In February I go down to Texas and help Ray Corbett and Ralph Garn, our scouts down there. When I leave Texas in late February, I go to the bottom of Tennessee, right across the Arkansas border to the Memphis area, so I can see Memphis State University, Christian Brothers College, and a couple of other colleges play.

Previous page page_25 next page > < previous page page_26 next page > Page 26 Hep Cronin: Scout, Atlanta Braves Every major league organization has upwards of twenty-five full-time scouts whose job is to find the nation's best baseball talent. While some scout players who are already in the professional ranks, most look for prospects among amateur players, "free agents" who have not yet signed a professional contract. The typical scout watches hundreds of high school, college, American Legion, Connie Mack, and semiprofessional games every season.

In February I go down to Texas and help Ray Corbett and Ralph Garn, our scouts down there. When I leave Texas in late February, I go to the bottom of Tennessee, right across the Arkansas border to the Memphis area, so I can see Memphis State University, Christian Brothers College, and a couple of other colleges play. Then I'll work Tennessee for the next three weeks or so before I start working my way back up north; I'll see University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, and Western Kentucky. Once I hit Cincinnati, my hometown, it's mid-April and I won't have to stay overnight in hotels anymore.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 7 votes