The Code: Baseball's Unwritten Rules and Its Ignore-at-Your-Own-Risk Code of Conduct

The Code: Baseball's Unwritten Rules and Its Ignore-at-Your-Own-Risk Code of Conduct

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by Ross Bernstein
     
 

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In The Code: Baseball's Unwritten Rules and Its Ignore-at-Your-Own-Risk Code of Conduct, author Ross Bernstein has pulled back the curtain on baseball's tacit rules regarding retaliation, sportsmanship, and intimidation. The result of dozens of interviews with some of the biggest names in the game, this work is a systematic description of every

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In The Code: Baseball's Unwritten Rules and Its Ignore-at-Your-Own-Risk Code of Conduct, author Ross Bernstein has pulled back the curtain on baseball's tacit rules regarding retaliation, sportsmanship, and intimidation. The result of dozens of interviews with some of the biggest names in the game, this work is a systematic description of every major "unwritten rule" in the game today—from brushback pitches, bunting during a no-hitter, and running up the score, to home-run celebrations, stealing signs, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

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Having written The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL, Bernstein now turns to baseball in a wide-ranging work on the tactics of fear, intimidation, and possible retaliation that govern major league baseball (MLB). He looks at beanballs, fights on the field, hard slides, breaking up no-hitters with bunts, and imperial umpires. There's more to this code, e.g., seeking an edge by pilfering signs or by tanking up on pharmaceuticals. Highly recommended for public libraries.

Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617490088
Publisher:
Triumph Books
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
568,468
File size:
307 KB

Meet the Author

Ross Bernstein is the bestselling author of 40 sports books and has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio programs. His work has been featured on CNN, ESPN, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. As a sought-after motivational speaker, he speaks to corporations and groups across the country about the inspirational legacy of the late Herb Brooks, Hall of Fame coach of the fabled 1980 gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic "Miracle on Ice" hockey team. He lives in Eagan, Minnesota. Rob Dibble is a former major League Baseball pitcher and a television analyst. Torii Hunter is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Jack Morris is a former major League Baseball pitcher.

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This book has 99% of what is in baseball. It is awesome!
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