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By Matt Fulks, Dayton Moore

Provides a blueprint for changing into a champion, either off and on the field

whilst Dayton Moore arrived in Kansas urban in 2006, the Royals rarely resembled a contender. the final supervisor inherited a big league membership that had only one profitable season within the past decade. Moore, a Kansas local who grew up as a Royals fan, carried out a plan to come back the franchise to its glory years. even though now not with out a few bumps within the street, that plan got here to fruition in 2014 because the Royals swept in the course of the American League playoffs to take the pennant and again the area sequence to Kansas urban. In More Than a Season, Moore stocks how his religion and management ideas guided his rebooting of the Royals. the final supervisor describes how he equipped considered one of baseball's most sensible farm platforms and foreign scouting departments of out not anything. He stocks perception on how he continued via six consecutive wasting seasons and the serious reaction to debatable trades of Zack Greinke and Wil Myers—transactions that finally yielded the basis of a champion. packed with never-before-told tales from contained in the Royals organization greater than a Season incorporates a foreword by way of celebrity outfielder Alex Gordon and an creation through William F. excessive, CEO of the nationwide Christian beginning Heartland.

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No matter where the ball was thrown she would get it. Some of her pick ups of low thrown balls were remarkable. ”12 Existing documents relating to the women players suggest that they played baseball with competitive spirit and took their skills as athletes seriously. Their accounts also suggest that they developed a love for baseball and an appreciation of their athletic skills as children who played baseball wherever and whenever they could usually with their brothers. Although prevailing gender dichotomies linked athleticism with masculinity, ideologies can be mediated by the needs of real people, particularly children, in real situations.

Miss Arlington might do as a pitcher among amateurs, but the sluggers of the Atlantic 2 —“Contraband Pleasure” 25 League would soon put her out of the business. She, of course, hasn’t the strength to get much speed on and has poor control. 17 In the nineteenth century, the emergence of a distinctly feminine athleticism that included some women playing baseball was part of a broad social revolution in the United States associated with modernity. With the transition to industrial capitalism as the dominant way of life, new ways of working arose with people leaving their homes to work for wages in a variety of worksites.

As research on “doing gender” among children has revealed, gender separation can be fluid and situated. 13 If a neighborhood baseball team were short of players, a sister who could play would be recruited or taught to play. While institutionalized sexism discriminated against women as athletes, on the local baseball diamond, individual males (brothers, fathers, uncles, and friends) often encouraged androgynous tomboys who resisted feminine games, pursuits and dress to join a game. For these girls playing baseball provided an alternative means for self-definition and gender identity, empowering them to experience their own physical competence.

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