Baseball Injuries

Case Studies, by Type, in the Major Leagues

Author: W. Laurence Coker, M.D.

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 410

In baseball, injuries to players fall into two main categories: overuse and traumatic. Over 162 games, repetitive pitching and batting motions and the stress of base running can damage joints, bones, and soft tissues, making overuse injuries the most common. Traumatic injuries like beanings, sliding injuries, and concussions, while less frequent, add to the DL list each year. This work explores the various types of injuries in baseball and provides case studies of individual player injuries to demonstrate the cause of injuries, the different treatment options, and the effect of injuries on a player’s career. Throughout, discussions show the link between injuries and innovations in the game, like the batting helmet and padded outfield walls, and innovations in medicine, such as Tommy John surgery.

Secret St. Louis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

Author: David Baugher

Publisher: Reedy Press LLC


Category: History

Page: 200

View: 354

Where in St. Louis can you… …picnic at a radioactive waste dump? …learn what West County Center’s famous dove really represents? …visit the grave of the man who burned Atlanta? …join a nudist resort? …view a cube comprised of a million dollar bills? …see a piece from New York’s Twin Towers? …find out exactly what a Billiken is? Whether you are piloting a simulated barge on the Mississippi River, exploring the hidden history of Abraham Lincoln’s bizarre swordfight in St. Charles County or eating a ten-pound apple-pie in Kimmswick inspired by the Great Flood of 1993, it is hard to get bored with a copy of Secret St. Louis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. By turns wistful and whimsical, this is a book which answers the questions you never knew you had about St. Louis while taking readers on a whirlwind tour through 97 unique but often little-known spaces and places that can’t be found anywhere else. A tourist handbook for people who thought they never needed one, “Secret St. Louis” provides a scavenger hunt of hidden gems traversing the somber, strange, surprising and silly locales which define the culture and history that make St. Louis such a diverse and amazing place to call home. From Weldon Spring to Wildwood, from Overland to O’Fallon, from Bellefontaine to Bridgeton, this is an exploration of St. Louis’s odds and ends like no other.

Organized Professional Team Sports

Hearings Before the Antitrust Subcommittee, Subcommittee No. 5, on H.R. 5307 [and Other] Bills to Amend the Antitrust Laws to Protect Trade and Commerce Against Unlawful Restraints and Monopolies ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary



Category: Antitrust law

Page: 3154

View: 411

Committee Serial No. 8. pt. 1: Considers legislation on the applicability of the antitrust laws to organize professional sports enterprises. pt. 2: Continuation of hearings on sports teams and antitrust legislation. pt. 3: Continuation of antitrust hearings on professional sports antitrust exemptions.

The Team That Forever Changed Baseball and America

The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers

Author: Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 435

Of all the teams in the annals of baseball, only a select few can lay claim to historic significance. One of those teams is the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers, the first racially integrated Major League team of the twentieth century. The addition of Jackie Robinson to its roster changed not only baseball but also the nation. Yet Robinson was just one member of that memorable club, which included Carl Furillo, Gil Hodges, Pee Wee Reese, Pete Reiser, Duke Snider, Eddie Stanky, Arky Vaughan, and Dixie Walker. Also present was a quartet of baseball’s most unforgettable characters: co-owners Branch Rickey and Walter O’Malley, suspended manager Leo Durocher, and radio announcer Red Barber. This book is the first to offer biographies of everyone on that incomparable team as well as accounts of the moments and events that marked the Dodgers’ 1947 season: Commissioner Happy Chandler suspending Durocher, Rickey luring his old friend Burt Shotton out of retirement to replace Durocher, and brilliant outfielder Reiser being sidelined after running into a fence. In spite of all this, the Dodgers went on to win the National League pennant over the heavily favored St. Louis Cardinals. And of course, there is the biggest story of the season, where history and biography coalesce: Jackie Robinson, who overcame widespread hostility to become Rookie of the Year—and to help the Dodgers set single-game attendance records in cities around the National League.

BaseballÕs Dead of World War II

A Roster of Professional Players Who Died in Service

Author: Gary Bedingfield

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 840

While most fans know that baseball stars Ted Williams, Hank Greenberg, and Bob Feller served in the military during World War II, few can name the two major leaguers who died in action. (They were catcher Harry O’Neill and outfielder Elmer Gedeon.) Far fewer still are aware that another 125 minor league players also lost their lives during the war. This book draws on extensive research and interviews to bring their personal lives, baseball careers, and wartime service to light.

The Early Image of Black Baseball

Race and Representation in the Popular Press, 1871–1890

Author: James E. Brunson III

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 650

This volume examines early black baseball as it was represented in the artwork and written accounts of the popular press. From contemporary postbellum articles, illustrations, photographs and woodcuts, a unique image of the black athlete emerges, one that was not always positive but was nonetheless central in understanding the evolving black image in American culture. Chapters cover press depictions of championship games, specific teams and athletes, and the fans and culture surrounding black baseball.

Baseball and the Bottom Line in World War II

Gunning for Profits on the Home Front

Author: Jeff Obermeyer

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 239

View: 272

How did the business of professional baseball fare during World War II? The sport, like many nonessential industries, struggled to find its place in society during a time of war. The men who ran the game faced government interference and manpower shortages that threatened to shut down their businesses for the duration, and they had to balance the need to show a patriotic front to the public while at the same time protecting their investments. Archival and primary sources provide insight into the perceptions of the major league owners and an understanding of how most of them were able to keep their businesses profitable while the nation fought an enormous two-front war.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress



Category: Law


View: 985

Game of My Life St. Louis Cardinals

Memorable Stories of Cardinals Baseball

Author: Matthew Leach

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 596

Dating back to the Gas House Gang of the 1930s and up to the club’s most recent World Championship in 2006, being a Cardinal has meant a style of play, a level of dedication, and a pride in being a member of a special group. This newly updated edition of Game of My Life St. Louis Cardinals exhibits not always the best game of someone’s career, but rather, the moment that stands out the most.


A History of St. Louis Baseball

Author: Ed Gaus

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 202

View: 446

A look at the rich, colorful history of St. Louis professional baseball teams