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Wheeler, Lonnie

Overview
Works: 20 works in 65 publications in 2 languages and 7,645 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Anecdotes  History  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV865.A25, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lonnie Wheeler
I had a hammer : the Hank Aaron story by Hank Aaron( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 2,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga of "Hammerin' Hank," who broke Babe Ruth's homerun record and continued to play baseball despite the racism surrounding him and the sport. Awards: YALSA Best Book for Young Adults
Street soldier : one man's struggle to save a generation, one life at a time by Joseph Marshall( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the founding of the Omega Boys Club, for the youth of San Francisco, California's inner city, and Street Soldiers, a weekly radio call-in program focused on "the multiple pressures" of inner city life
Long shot by Mike Piazza( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twelve-time All-Star catcher describes the inspiration he gleaned from his self-made father, his early career with the Dodgers, his memorable 2000 World Series with the Mets, and the controversies that have marked his career
Sixty feet, six inches : a Hall of Fame pitcher & a Hall of Fame hitter talk about how the game is played by Bob Gibson( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary baseball players Jackson and Gibson never faced each other on the field. However, in this work they team up to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to understand America's pastime from their unique insider perspectives
Hard stuff : the autobiography of Coleman Young by Coleman A Young( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Has confronted - crime, police harassment, white flight, unemployment - are ours
Stranger to the game by Bob Gibson( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of baseball player Bob Gibson
Pitch by pitch : my view of one unforgettable game by Bob Gibson( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pitch by Pitch gets inside Bob Gibson's head on the evening of October 2, 1968, when he took the mound in Game One of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and struck out a record seventeen batters. Gibson, known as one of the most intimidating pitchers in baseball history, relives each inning and each pitch. Facing down batter after batter, Gibson shares his insights into every player that stepped into the batter's box against him that day--recounting in candid and in-depth detail the pitches he threw, his control over the ball, and his moments of synchronicity with catcher and friend Tim McCarver. This iconic game and all its players come to life on the page as Gibson gives a behind-the-scenes look at the way he played the game, his relationships with teammates, coaches, and opponents and their lives on and off the field. Like Dan Okrent's classic book, Nine Innings, Pitch by Pitch is a detailed look at a single fascinating game, this one told from the unique viewpoint of the mound, in the words of a perceptive pitcher who was one of baseball's all-time greats"--
Intangiball : the subtle things that win baseball games by Lonnie Wheeler( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Longtime baseball writer and observer Lonnie Wheeler explains that there are unquantifiable elements in the game of baseball -- intangibles -- and shows how these immeasurable elements can bring success both to individual players and to teams"--
Bleachers : a summer in Wrigley Field by Lonnie Wheeler( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The official Baseball Hall of Fame story of Mickey Mantle by Lonnie Wheeler( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the New York Yankee famed for his legendary hitting ability
Sixty feet, six inches : [a Hall of Fame pitcher & a Hall of Fame hitter talk about how the game is played] by Bob Gibson( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
Blue yonder : Kentucky, the United State of basketball by Lonnie Wheeler( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I had a hammer by Hank Aaron( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record, a moment voted the most thrilling in baseball history
The Cincinnati game by Lonnie Wheeler( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long shot by Mike Piazza( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twelve-time All-Star catcher describes the inspiration he gleaned from his self-made father, his early career with the Dodgers, his memorable 2000 World Series with the Mets, and the controversies that have marked his career
Street soldier by Joseph Marshall( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of his life as a young teacher and how he worked with kids to help them find a life away from gangs and drugs, also helping many of them get into college
Intangiball : the subtle things that win baseball games by Lonnie Wheeler( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intangiball tracks the progress of the Cincinnati Reds through five years of culture change, beginning with the trades of decorated veterans Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey, Jr. It also draws liberally from such character-conscious clubs as the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, and Tampa Bay Rays. Author, sportswriter, and eternal fan of the game, Lonnie Wheeler systematically identifies the performance-enhancing qualities (PEQs) that together comprise the 'communicable competitiveness' that he calls 'teamship.' Intangiball is not designed to debunk Moneyball, but rather to sketch in what it left out: 'What order is there to a baseball world in which a struggling rookie benefits not a bit from the encouraging words of the veteran who drapes his arm around the kid's shoulders; in which Derek Jeter's professionalism serves none but him; in which there is no reward for hustle, no edge for enthusiasm, no payoff for sacrifice; in which there is no place for the ambient contributions of David Eckstein, Marco Scutaro, or the aging, battered Scott Rolen; in which shared purpose serves no purpose?'
The road back : the Cincinnati Bengals by Lonnie Wheeler( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Han ke. a lun : wo you yi gen da chui zi by Henry Aaran( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video portraits of seven Americans as told by themselves: Jimmy Carter, Hank Aaron, Dave Barry, Barbara Mandrell, John McLaughlin, Gloria Steinem, and Amy Tan
 
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I had a hammer : the Hank Aaron story
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Street soldier : one man's struggle to save a generation, one life at a timeSixty feet, six inches : a Hall of Fame pitcher & a Hall of Fame hitter talk about how the game is playedStranger to the gameSixty feet, six inches : [a Hall of Fame pitcher & a Hall of Fame hitter talk about how the game is played]Blue yonder : Kentucky, the United State of basketballThe road back : the Cincinnati Bengals