Download or read book Curve Ball written by Jim Albert and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2001-06-08 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A look at baseball data from a statistical modeling perspective! There is a fascination among baseball fans and the media to collect data on every imaginable event during a baseball game and this book addresses a number of questions that are of interest to many baseball fans. These include how to rate players, predict the outcome of a game or the attainment of an achievement, making sense of situational data, and deciding the most valuable players in the World Series. Aimed at a general audience, the text does not assume any prior background in probability or statistics, although a knowledge of high school abgebra will be helpful.
Download or read book Softball written by Diane L. Potter and published by Human Kinetics. This book was released on 2007 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Improve your play at the plate, on the base paths, and in the field by mastering the essentials of the game. Softball: Steps to Success offers a comprehensive, progressive approach that combines in-depth instruction, crisp illustrations, and 127 drills. Any player can become fundamentally sound and be ready to take the field. You'll find detailed instruction on every individual skill necessary for success in the game: catching, throwing, fielding, pitching, hitting, and baserunning. This updated edition also includes these features: -Responsibilities of each position on the field and every batter in the lineup -Offensive and defensive tactics for specific game situations -Emphasis on the short game, covering five types of bunts and the running slap hit -An expanded section on pitching that includes seven types of pitches for modified-pitch, slow-pitch, and fastpitch games -Skill-development drills with assessment scoring systems to gauge progress along the way Hits, runs, putouts, and double plays are at your fingertips. With Softball: Steps to Success, part of the popular Steps to Success Series that has sold more than 1.5 million copies, your performance on the diamond will shine.
Download or read book Carbon Dating, Cold Fusion, and a Curve Ball written by David D. Moon and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2022-01-28 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paleontologists and geologists are interested in the ages of fossils, rocks, and minerals, from which they deduce the ages of geologic strata in the Geologic Column. Scientists make use of radioactive dating methods, such as the radioactive decays of carbon 14, uranium 238, and thorium 232 in fossils and minerals. Accurate age determinations depend on knowing the rate of the radioactive emissions and the relative amounts of initial and product elements in the decay series. However, if an interfering nuclear change took place earlier, the perceived age of the earth deposit would have to be wrong. In 1989, the discovery of cold fusion-the fusion of hydrogen to make helium and energy inside metal electrodes at room temperature-was announced by Drs. Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons at the University of Utah. Soon after, cold fusion research also revealed that nuclear transmutations, forming many new elements, occur liberally. Even purposely-added radioactive uranium and thorium in cold fusion-type cells resulted in transmutations, and the disappearance of up to 95 percent of the radioactivity in hours or minutes. In addition, special water pumps, invented in America and Europe, were discovered to generate "excess heat" and possible nuclear effects by intensely agitating water and creating "cavitation bubbles." In Carbon Dating, Cold Fusion, and a Curve Ball, the author postulates interfering nuclear (element) changes occurring in the Earth, and proposes that extensive element transmutations occurred from intense hydrodynamics during the Flood of Noah (Genesis 6-8). If so, it is conceivable much alteration of radioactive elements took place, rendering unreliable the radioactive dating results in most analyses done today. A relatively simple test of this theory is outlined. The test would use a piece of bismuth metal, a tank of water, and a boat's outboard motor. The book is written for the non-scientist, but those trained in the physical sciences or engineering are invited to examine the new hypothesis of Earth's element transmutations and the consequential alteration of dating earth material by radioactive elements.
Download or read book Curve Ball written by John Danakas and published by James Lorimer & Company. This book was released on 2014-03-11 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On his old team, Tom Poulos was a star catcher. But his new team is different. For one thing, all the players are older and bigger than him. For another, no matter how hard he tries or how hard he practices, he can't catch the curve balls that the pitcher sends flying over the plate. Tom feels like he's letting the team down, a feeling that gets worse once a new catcher joins the team and Tom is benched. Can Tom find a way to regain his rightful place behind the plate?
Download or read book Curveball written by Jordan Sonnenblick and published by Scholastic Paperbacks. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After an injury ends Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography, which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a photographer, and a deeper relationship with the grandfather who gives Pete all of his camera gear.
Download or read book How to Hit a Curveball written by Scott R. Singer and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "None of us knows what the future holds. But once you've learned how to confront and overcome the unexpected, this lack of knowledge will cease to make you anxious. Tomorrow will no longer be something to fear. And believe me, that's a great feeling" As a professional, you want to be ready for anything. You'll spend hours, days, even years, perfecting your technique, studying the competition and stepping up to challenges in order to make yourself an all-star. But at some point in your life, regardless of what you do or how far up the ladder you've climbed, you will be thrown a curveball-an unexpected challenge that comes at you quickly and without warning. The kind that forces you to rethink, well, everything. Whether it's the loss of a job, a newly assigned responsibility at work, or a global recession that threatens your entire company or industry, an unanticipated change can knock even the most experienced among us off guard. So if you want to succeed in business-and in life-it's not enough to be the smartest in the room or even the hardest working; you have to be a great curveball hitter. Investment banker Scott R. Singer learned this lesson the hard way. But after a series of career challenges and personal setbacks, he started to develop a new approach to dealing with unforeseen problems by adopting a new attitude toward life. He realized that curveballs are a part of the game and the greatest players know how to knock them out of the park. Singer shares his personal story and insights as well as those of some prominent curveball hitters he interviewed, such as Leslie Moonves of CBS, Alan Schwartz of Bear Stearns, and actor Michael J. Fox. Singer's rules for surviving and thriving when faced with uncertainty include: Step up to the plate: Accept what's happened; don't fight it. Tell others right away, and let them help. Be the batter, not the ball: Don't let your imagination get the best of you. Be a realist, not a pessimist. Keep your eye on the ball: Focus on what you can do instead of worrying about what might happen or what's beyond your control. This fun yet practical book is full of valuable advice and anecdotes that can help anyone avoid striking out at work (or at home) and maybe even turn those surprising challenges into tremendous opportunities. Visit www.hitacurveball.com
Download or read book Report to the President of the United States written by United States. Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction and published by Stationery Office/Tso. This book was released on 2005 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Laurence H. Siberman and Charles S. Robb, Co-Charmen of The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. This Commission was established in 2004 and charged with examining the capabilities and challenges of the American intelligence community concerning the capabilities, intentions, and activities of foreign powers relating to the design, development, manufacture, acquisition, possession, proliferation, transfer, testing, potential or threatened use, or use of weapons of mass destruction, related means of delivery, and other related threats of the 21st Century.
Download or read book Curveball written by Bob Drogin and published by Random House Incorporated. This book was released on 2007 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes how the White House embarked on the war in Iraq based on the unsubstantiated information provided by "Curveball," a man who claimed to have been a frontline employee of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction program.
Download or read book Pitching written by Pat Jordan and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 1993 with total page 139 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ultimate instruction for young pitchers. In addition to covering all the basic pitches, it also includes sections on proper motion, strength development, and pitching control.
Download or read book Coaching Pitchers written by Joe McFarland and published by Human Kinetics. This book was released on 2003 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by a nationally recognized collegiate coach who has coached three teams to NCAA playoffs and who has sent 37 pitchers on to play professionally, this book covers the mechanical, physical, and mental aspects of pitching. Coaching psychology and strategy are also discussed in detail to help produce successful pitchers and prepare them for successful careers. 13 illustrations.
Download or read book The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers written by Bill James and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-06-16 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pitchers, the pitches they throw, and how they throw them -- these days it's the stuff of constant scrutiny, but there's never been anything like a comprehensive source for such information. That's what preeminent baseball analyst Bill James and ESPN.com baseball columnist Rob Neyer realized over lunch more than a dozen years ago. Since then, they've been compiling the centerpiece of this book, the "Pitcher Census," which lists specific information for nearly two thousand pitchers, ranging throughout the history of professional baseball. The Guide also offers: A "dictionary" describing virtually every known pitch The origins and development of baseball's most important pitches Top ten lists: best fastballs, best spitballs, and everything in between Biographies of some of the great pitchers who have been overlooked More knuckleballers and submariners than you ever thought existed An open debate concerning pitcher abuse and durability A formula for predicting the Cy Young Award winner Something fresh and new: Bill James' "Pitcher Codes" The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers is about understanding pitchers, and baseball's action always starts with the pitchers. It's also about entertaining debates and having a great deal of fun with the history of a game that obsesses so many.
Download or read book Castro's Curveball written by Tim Wendel and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2000-02-29 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A former minorleague catcher for the Washington Senators, Billy Bryan relives his sojourn in decadent 1947 Havana, Cuba, and his first encounter with a pitching prodigy named Fidel Castro. By the author of Going for the Gold. Reprint.
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Download or read book Intelligence and National Security Policymaking on Iraq written by James P. Pfiffner and published by Texas A&M University Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Drawing on the unusually extensive official documentation that has emerged through multiple inquiries on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as insider accounts of CIA deliberations, the contributors to this volume offer careful and insightful analyses of the national security decision-making process, the foreign policy roles of the President and Prime Minister, the roles of Congress and Parliament, the management and limits of intelligence, the shaping of public opinion, and the ethics of humanitarian military intervention. The book also discusses the dilemmas faced by Australia, a junior ally in the War on Terror, and their implications for Australian intelligence."--BOOK JACKET.
Download or read book Applied Biomedical Engineering Mechanics written by Dhanjoo Ghista and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2008-07-18 with total page 552 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combining topics from numerous applications in biomechanics, Applied Biomedical Engineering Mechanics demonstrates how to analyze physiological processes from an engineering perspective and apply the results to tertiary medical care. The book extends its discussion to the investigation of diagnostic and surgical procedures. It also presents guidelines for prostheses design and explains how to optimize performance in sports games such as soccer, baseball, and gymnastics. Using a problem-based format, the book explains how to: Formulate diagnostic and interventional procedures, based on the analysis of physiological and organ system-based processes How human anatomical structures and physiological processes are designed for optimal functionality Develop orthopedic surgical approaches, using pre-surgical analysis Assess and promote fitness, and analyze sports games to maximize competency The world-class instruction presented within Applied Biomedical Engineering Mechanics clearly demonstrates how to quantify physiological processes in order to formulate solutions to various medical problems.
Download or read book Defeating the Unbeatable written by Craig Olson and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-01-21 with total page 74 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Illness and cancer affect us all in one way or another. Being the spouse of someone who is fighting an illness such as cancer is extremely challenging, but you can still live with the right mindset. Defeating the unbeatable is within reach; God is waiting for you. Olson provides honest thoughts about going through the severe challenges of those fighting and those trying to caretake, while providing suggestions to help people be more successful and live more during their battles.
Download or read book The Dickson Baseball Dictionary written by Paul Dickson and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2009 with total page 1001 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Draws on extensive historical and contemporary sources to provide definitions for terms from their earliest appearances, in a latest edition that has been expanded to include more than 18,000 entries.
Download or read book Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports written by George K. Hung and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 513 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports contains in-depth discussions on the fundamental biomechanical and physiological principles underlying the acts of throwing, shooting, hitting, kicking, and tackling in sports, as well as vision training, sports injury, and rehabilitation. The topics include: -Golf ball aerodynamics and golf club design, -Golf swing and putting biomechanics, -Tennis ball aerodynamics and ball- and shoe-surface interactions, -Tennis stroke mechanics and optimizing ball-racket interactions, -Baseball pitching biomechanics and perceptual illusions of batters, -Football forward pass aerodynamics and tackling biomechanics, -Soccer biomechanics, -Basketball aerodynamics and biomechanics, -Vision training in sports, -Children maturation and performance, -Rehabilitation and medical advances in treatment of sports injuries. This book is essential reading for biomedical engineers, physicists, sport scientists, and physiologists who wish to update their knowledge of biomechanical and biomedical principles and their applications to sports. The book can be used in a one-semester Senior or Graduate-level course in Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Sports Technology, Sports Medicine, or Exercise Physiology. In addition, it will be of value to interested athletic laypersons who enjoy watching or participating in sports such as golf, tennis, softball, football, soccer, and basketball.