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Baseball Math
by Chris Jennison
One of a series using sports as an introduction to math and statistics. Well-presented and enjoyed by Grades 4-8 and older. Lots of "souvenirs" included.

$12.95


Basketball Math
by Chris Jennison
One of a series using sports as an introduction to math and statistics. Well-presented and enjoyed by Grades 4-8 and older. Lots of "souvenirs" included.

$12.95


Baseball's All-Time Best Hitters
by Michael Schell
A wonderful exposition on the uses you can make of statistics to prove any point you want to emphasize. Schell sends out a lineup of rankings that are as surprising as they are, in fact, logical--if you buy the logic. So who is the best hitter of all time? Well, it's not Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Joe Jackson, or Ted Williams. The best hitter is alive at this writing. As of 1999, he's still playing right field for the San Diego Padres and rapping line drives with astonishing consistency. Lots of fun for avid baseball fans. It will provoke endless discussions. It is very readably written and very enlightening and engaging for the baseball "nut". I loved it!

$22.95


The Mike Schmidt Study: Hitting Theory, Skills and Technique
by Mike Schmidt, Rob Ellis, Louise Bauer (Illustrator)
This book is the result of more than 20 years of study and application on Schmidt's part. It is designed to assist little-league coaches with the difficult task of teaching young players how to hit. Schmidt combines elements of three major systems into one: the early weight-shift system (think of films of Ty Cobb); the Charlie Lau weight shift; and the Ted Williams rotation. The Mike Schmidt Study, with its twelve-lesson format, is as good a study on hitting as you will come across anywhere. Excellent for hitters and parents too who want to help their children become better hitters.

$18.95


Newton on the Tee: A Good Walk Through the Science of Golf
by John Zumerchik
Due in April, 2002.

$23.00


Olympic Math
by Chris Jennison
One of a series using sports as an introduction to math and statistics. Well-presented and enjoyed by Grades 4-8 and older. Lots of "souvenirs" included.

$12.95


The Physics of Baseball (3rd Edition)
by Robert Adair
Great discussions on topics such as bat types and different pitches (curve, fastball, etc). It dispels myths about corked bats (they don't really help) and rising fastballs (they don't rise). Most results of his studies are presented in tabular format, so it will be easy to get the basics of the book even if you don't understand all of the physics. The section on hitting was a wonderful confirmation of Ted William's theories in The Science of Hitting. Hitting a baseball is an incredibly complex action and Adair unravels its mysteries. If you want to finally understand hitting for yourself, your child or as a coach it is a must buy along with William's book and The Mike Schmidt Hitting Study which details all the schools of hitting in its first five chapters.

$12.95


Racing Math
by Chris Jennison
One of a series using sports as an introduction to math and statistics. Well-presented and enjoyed by Grades 4-8 and older. Lots of "souvenirs" included.

$12.95


The Science of Hitting
by Ted Williams, John W. Underwood
Ted Williams was our greatest expert on how to hit a baseball, the last baseball player to hit .400 in the major leagues. Williams's career hitting statistics will stand forever as a monument to his complete mastery of the single most difficult thing to do in sport: .344 lifetime batting average, 521 home runs, 1839 RBI and 2654 hits. This book has reigned as the classic handbook on hitting since it was published in 1971. Now it's even better! Ted's hitting advice has been updated, and exciting new color graphics and photos have been added to enhance your reading pleasure. The Gallery of Great Hitters has been expanded to include Ted's choices for the best hitters of the '70s and '80s: look inside to see who made the cut!

$15.00