WorldCat Identities

Jordan, Pat

Overview
Works: 18 works in 71 publications in 1 language and 4,771 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Biography‡vPictorial works  Essays  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Pat Jordan
 
Most widely held works by Pat Jordan
Sports illustrated pitching by Pat Jordan( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the basics of pitching and proper techniques for throwing the fastball, curveball, slider, screwball, knuckleball, and others
The story of the Olympic games, 776 B.C. to 1972 by John Kieran( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes briefly the legends and scandals of the ancient Olympics, and then discusses the victories, defeats, and political undercurrents of the modern games, through 1964
Black coach by Pat Jordan( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American football coach Jerome Evans takes over as football coach at predominantly white Walter Williams High School in Burlington, North Carolina, in the fall of 1970
Broken patterns by Pat Jordan( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the game : a collection of the best sports writing by John McCarthy( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sports writing has matured in recent years--partly out of need and partly because everyone now has more leisure time. With our increased participation in sport, whether as player or spectator, the reporter has been called on to put forth a little something extra. Especially since his by-line, which once appeared only on the back pages of newspapers, has moved onto bookshelves and into mass circulation magazines. Here then is a collection of my recent favorites together with an occasional voice from the past--a more gentle though still very competitive time. So should you find yourself otherwise alone after the game, relax and share with me these moments of excitement and quality. -- from the introduction, by John McCarthy
The best sports writing of Pat Jordan by Pat Jordan( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-six articles from a span of more than thirty years, including many of his most celebrated--and controversial--pieces"--Front flap of jacket
The suitors of spring by Pat Jordan( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections of the game : lives in baseball : the photographs of Ronald C. Modra by Ronald C Modra( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reflections of the Game is a very personal word and picture image of a love affair with America's favorite pastime and its excitement, personalities, traditions and history. With over 200 color photographs, Reflections of the Game is a gallery of award-winning Sports Illustrated photographer Ron Modra's twenty years of capturing baseball's most cherished moments for some several Sports Illustrated covers. Modra's photographs are complemented throughout by an original Pat Jordan essay. As well, poignant and exclusive commentary is offered by such giants of the game as Bob Costas, Bob Uecker, Nolan Ryan, Keith Hernandez, Barry Bonds, Bud Selig, Tom Glavine, Goose Gossage and many others."--Jacket
Chase the game by Pat Jordan( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the story of three boys from Bridgeport, Conn., three friends, two whites and an African -American, who grew up respecting each other's talents and loving the game of basketball in a way that would shape their lives
A.k.a. Sheila Doyle by Pat Jordan( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hooked on Bobby, Sheila soon finds herself rubbing elbows, and more, with Cuban gangsters, neo-Nazi gun-runners, Rastaferian hitmen, Italian drug dealers, and trigger-happy red-necks. She also picks up some trigger skills of her own."--Jacket
The cheat by Pat Jordan( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the sundown by Pat Jordan( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American sports writing by Glenn Stout( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of top-selected sports writing from the past year is culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty publications as well as a variety of leading sports blogs
Woman's guide to shaping your body with weights by Marge Covino( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.k.a. Sheila Weinstein by Pat Jordan( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without looking back, casting a bad marriage and going-nowhere stage career behind her, forty-something Sheila Mackenzie, nee Ryan, took a lover, discovered crime, embraced danger, and reinvented herself under an alias in a.k.a. Sheila Doyle. Tough, wild, and sexy, she returns for another excursion into a steamy south Florida underworld of Orthodox Jewish hit men and lesbian pimps in this hard-boiled, hotly paced sequel
A nice Tuesday : a memoir by Pat Jordan( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A middle-aged man tries to return to baseball--and become a better husband and father--in this funny, heartfelt memoir by the author of A False Spring. One of baseball's original?bonus babies,? Pat Jordan signed with the Milwaukee Braves in 1959--and then proceeded to struggle mightily in the minor leagues over the next three years. Depressed and frustrated, he gave up on baseball and eventually discovered his true calling as one of American's greatest sportswriters. But the unfulfilled promise of his youth continued to haunt Jordan, until, at the ripe old age of fifty-six, he resolved to get back into shape and rediscover his fastball. Come hell or high water, he would pitch again, this time for the Waterbury (Connecticut) Saints, an independent minor league team made up of players half his age. Eloquent, honest, and delightfully bawdy, A Nice Tuesday is the sequel to Jordan's acclaimed memoir, A False Spring, and the unforgettable chronicle of a sports comeback unlike any other
St. Paul's zaniest Saints by Pat Jordan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A false spring by Pat Jordan( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the best and truest books about baseball, and about coming to maturity in America."--Time In the late 1950s, acclaimed sportswriter Pat Jordan was a young pitching phenom, blowing away opposing batters for his Fairfield, Connecticut, high school baseball team. Fifteen major league clubs offered him a contract, but it was the Milwaukee Braves who won out, signing Jordan to a $45,000 bonus-one of the largest paid to any new player by the organization-and shipping him off to McCook, Nebraska, to play for their Class D ball club. It did not take long, however, for Jordan to realize he was out of his depth in professional baseball's backwoods. He battled with inconsistency and a lack of control for three dismal seasons in such far-flung locales as Keokuk, Iowa, and Palatka, Florida, before the Braves released him and he gave up his dreams of big league greatness. Declared "unforgettable" by the Los Angeles Times and "a major triumph" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, A False Spring is a powerful and deeply affecting memoir about the gift of athletic talent and the heartbreak of unfulfilled promise
 
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Reflections of the game : lives in baseball : the photographs of Ronald C. Modra
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The best sports writing of Pat JordanReflections of the game : lives in baseball : the photographs of Ronald C. ModraA.k.a. Sheila DoyleA.k.a. Sheila WeinsteinA nice Tuesday : a memoir
Alternative Names
Pat Jordan (author) Amerikaans honkballer

Pat Jordan joueur américain de baseball

Пэт Джордан

پت جردن بازیکن بیسبال آمریکایی

Languages
English (71)