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              St. Louis Cardinals: Where Have You Gone? Vince Coleman, Ernie Broglio, John Tudor, and Other Cardinals Greats
               

              St. Louis Cardinals: Where Have You Gone? Vince Coleman, Ernie Broglio, John Tudor, and Other Cardinals Greats (Hardback)

              By Rains, Rob; With Schildroth, Keith

              Catch up with all the greatest Cardinals players off the field newly...

              ISBN 9781683580300
              Released NZ 6 Jun 2017
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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              Series Where Have You Gone?
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              St. Louis Cardinals: Where Have You Gone? Vince Coleman, Ernie Broglio, John Tudor, and Other Cardinals Greats
               

              St. Louis Cardinals: Where Have You Gone? Vince Coleman, Ernie Broglio, John Tudor, and Other Cardinals Greats (Hardback)

              By Rains, Rob; Schildroth, Keith

              Catch up with all the greatest Cardinals players off the field newly updated!

              ISBN 9781613212158
              Released NZ 6 Feb 2013
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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              Jack Buck: ?That?s a Winner!?

              Jack Buck: ?That?s a Winner!? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Buck, Jack; With Rains, Rob; Broeg, Bob

              In his forthright and honest autobiography, former St. Louis Cardinal, World Series, and Super Bowl broadcaster Jack Buck entertains all of his fans once more in a different setting. Jack Buck: That's a Winner! does more than entertain, however. It provides readers with an inside... look at a man they listened to so often, they considered him part of the family. From the days of growing up working at the drive-in, to his time in the army, to his first stint on TV, and so much more, the reader learns about how he became the legendary broadcaster who fans came to adore. Buck also covers his time working with Harry Caray, the St. Louis Cardinals' August A. Busch Jr. and Whitey Herzog eras, and all the way through the 1990s. A perfect gift for any fan of the legendary play-by-play announcer!
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              ISBN 9781613216538
              Released NZ 6 May 2014
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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              Tony La Russa: Man on a Mission
               

              Tony La Russa: Man on a Mission (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rains, Rob; Foreword by Buck, Joe

              • RRP: $37.99
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              Tony La Russa, the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, is truly one of the most iconic figures in baseball today. Players and fans love him or hate him, so it's surprising that although the 2009 season will mark his 30th anniversary in a major league dugout, nobody really knows m...uch about him or his life. In this first full and authorized biography of La Russa, author Rob Rains goes behind the scenes to learn the influences behind La Russa's intensity and uncompromising focus, why winning every game possible is so important to him, and why he often puts the game ahead of his private and personal life. Combining new interviews with past and current players, managers, and executives--including LaRussa himself--with intensive research through newspapers, magazines, and other archive material, Rains reconstructs La Russa's life from his days as a young boy growing up in Tampa, where he spoke Spanish before he spoke English, to his current standing as the third-winningest manager in baseball history. La Russa made his ascent to major league managing in 1979 at the age of 34, taking over Bill Veeck's Chicago White Sox after managing only 184 games in the minor leagues, spread over two seasons. He has been in a major league dugout ever since, except for 13 days in 1986 between when he was fired by the White Sox and hired by the Oakland A's. This biography delves into both baseball and private subjects with the goal of delivering to the reader an accurate and unbiased portrayal of La Russa.
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              ISBN 9781600785573
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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              Choice Not Chance: Rules for Building a Fierce Competitor
               

              Choice Not Chance: Rules for Building a Fierce Competitor (Hardback)

              By McCallie, Joanne P.; Rains, Rob; Foreword by Krzyzewski, Mike

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              A celebrated coach reveals the secrets to building a fierce competitor At age 26, Joanne P. McCallie, a.k.a. Coach P, began her career at Maine, where in the span of eight years, she elevated the women's basketball program to a very competitive team that outdrew the men's crowds,... a rarity in college sports.
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              ISBN 9781118087114
              Released NZ 30 Jan 2012
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
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              Taking Flight: The St. Louis Cardinals and the Building of Baseball's Best Franchise
                

              Taking Flight: The St. Louis Cardinals and the Building of Baseball's Best Franchise (Hardback)

              By Rains, Rob; Foreword by Herzog, Whitey

              While there are 30 teams in Major League Baseball, all striving to reach the World Series every year, there are very few which realistically go into any season with the actual possibility of getting there. The St. Louis Cardinals, however, have enjoyed that success with different... managers, different players and different people performing key roles in the organization. Written by veteran sportswriter and Cardinals insider Rob Rains - the author of 31 books, including 17 on the Cardinals - Taking Flight will answer two basic questions - what makes the Cardinals different from other organizations, and why are they so successful? Rains will examine the organization's minor league and scouting departments to determine how those departments interact during the course of a season and illustrating how all decisions are made with a common goal in mind - the success of the major league team. Perhaps the most important man in the history of the organization was George Kissell. Hired by Branch Rickey in 1940, Kissell would spend the next 69 years in the organization, 60 of them as a coach, instructor, and caretaker of the team's farm system. Among the future managers who came under Kissell's tutelage were Sparky Anderson, Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and the Cardinals' current manager, Mike Matheny. Kissell's imprint is still everywhere on the Cardinals' organization, nearly five years after his death. So too is the work of longtime coach and catching instructor Dave Ricketts, the man who first trained Matheny and later, Yadier Molina. It is the men such as Kissell and Ricketts, who worked for years without fame or notoriety, who helped mold the Cardinals into the franchise it is today. They are not alone --
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              ISBN 9781629370859
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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              Wild Cards: The St. Louis Cardinals' Stunning 2011 Championship Season (Including 2011 Baseball World Series)
               

              Wild Cards: The St. Louis Cardinals' Stunning 2011 Championship Season (Including 2011 Baseball World Series) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rains, Rob

              The complete story of the Cardinals' unexpected run to the 2011 World Series title is captured in this action-packed commemorative volume. Profiles of the team's stars, complete recaps of every postseason game, and stunning photography make this book a must-have keepsake for ever...y St. Louis baseball fan.
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              ISBN 9781600787171
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              Intentional Walk: An Inside Look at the Faith That Drives the St. Louis Cardinals
               

              Intentional Walk: An Inside Look at the Faith That Drives the St. Louis Cardinals (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rains, Rob

              • RRP: $38.99
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              Presents a collection of testimonies from such St. Louis Cardinals as David Freese, Adam Wainwright, Matt Holliday, and Mike Matheny, about how religion has influenced their lives inside and outside of baseball.

              ISBN 9780849964589
              Released NZ 29 Apr 2013
              Publisher Thomas Nelson
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              All Roads Lead to St. Louis: A Guide to the Cardinals and Their Minor League Teams
                

              All Roads Lead to St. Louis: A Guide to the Cardinals and Their Minor League Teams (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rains, Rob; Rains, Sally; Foreword by Shildt, Mike

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              In 2018 Sally and Rob Rains traveled to see all of the Cardinals U.S. - based affiliates plus spring training and the Arizona Fall League to put together this guidebook to help fans plan their own baseball trips. Whether it's spring training; traveling to minor league town or wat...ching the Cardinals at Busch Stadium or on the road; wherever there is baseball, memories will be made. All Roads Lead to St. Louis; A Guide to the Cardinals and Their Minor League Teams includes information about the teams, the histories of their ballparks, recommendations of restaurants, hotels and other tourist attractions in the areas-plus Adam Wainwright adds a few of his personal recommendations. The Cardinals have long relied on their player development system as their primary pipeline for players. For Cardinal fans, making road trips to see those players when they are in the minors is a fun and worthwhile experience. STL Sports Page.com
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              ISBN 9781614936282
              Publisher Peppertree Press
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              The Cardinals Fan's Little Book of Wisdom: 101 Truths...Learned the Hard Way
               

              The Cardinals Fan's Little Book of Wisdom: 101 Truths...Learned the Hard Way (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Second Edition)

              By Rains, Rob

              • RRP: $19.30
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              This little paperback offers insight, wisdom, and humor tailored especially for fans of the St. Louis Cardinals.

              ISBN 9781888698497
              Publisher Taylor Trade Publishing
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              Series Little Book of Wisdom (Taylor)
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