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Play Baseball the Ripken Way The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Fundamentals

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ISBN-10: 1400061229

ISBN-13: 9781400061228

Edition: 2004

Authors: Cal Ripken, Bill Ripken, Larry Burke

List price: $24.95
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Every year, hundreds of thousands of children play Cal Ripken Baseballyen; in the largest division of Babe Ruth League, Inc. Play Baseball the Ripken Way is the ultimate guide to playing the game, by one of the sport's living legends. Baseball is America's national pastime, but that doesn't mean we're all born naturals. Kids of all ages (and their parents) are eager to improve specific skills, and now they can learn from one of the most respected baseball families in history. Cal and Bill Ripken have written a thoroughly illustrated instructional book that clearly explains proper baseball fundamentals"hitting, fielding, baserunning, pitching, and much more. Based on the teachings of the…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/6/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Calvin Edwin Ripken, Jr. was born in Havre de Grace, Md. on August 24, 1960, into a baseball family. His father was a catcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization before moving on to a coaching position, and briefly a managerial position, with the big league club. Ripken Jr. was selected by the Orioles in the second round of the 1978 free agent draft and joined his father in the major leagues in 1981. The next year, on May 20, he began a journey that would see him shatter a long-standing baseball record that most thought would never be broken: Lou Gehrig's 2,130 consecutive games played streak. Ripken has had a good major league career. He was named Rookie of the Year in 1982 and American…    

1st inning : the Ripken wayp. 3
2nd inning : at the platep. 17
3rd inning : on the basesp. 47
4th inning : on the moundp. 63
5th inning : in the infieldp. 101
6th inning : behind the platep. 151
7th inning : in the outfieldp. 171
8th inning : perfect practice makes perfectp. 197
9th inning : lessons learnedp. 213
Indexp. 229
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