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The Resource Liftoff! : the tank, the storm, and the Astros' improbable ascent to baseball immortality, Brian T. Smith

Liftoff! : the tank, the storm, and the Astros' improbable ascent to baseball immortality, Brian T. Smith

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Liftoff! : the tank, the storm, and the Astros' improbable ascent to baseball immortality
Title
Liftoff!
Title remainder
the tank, the storm, and the Astros' improbable ascent to baseball immortality
Statement of responsibility
Brian T. Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
After 55 years of waiting, Houston Astros fans were hungry for World Series glory. After three consecutive 100-loss seasons, some tantalizing tastes of playoff success, and a devastating hurricane that united a community, their patience was rewarded in dramatic, exuberant fashion. In Liftoff!, Houston Chronicle writer Brian T. Smith expertly retraces the team's magical 2017 championship season as well as the moves and moments that made it all possible—the hiring of general manager Jeff Luhnow in 2011, drafting Carlos Correa with the first overall pick, the meteoric rise of Jose Altuve, the trade that brought ace Justin Verlander to Houston, and more. Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters both on the field and in the front office, this is the story of how the Astros went from empty seats to packed stadiums and, at long last, earned history.
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YDX
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Smith, Brian T
Dewey number
796.357/64097641411
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV875.H64
LC item number
S65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Houston Astros (Baseball team)
  • World Series (Baseball)
  • Baseball
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Liftoff! : the tank, the storm, and the Astros' improbable ascent to baseball immortality, Brian T. Smith
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1020880870
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 209 pages, plates
Isbn
9781629376233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1020880870
Label
Liftoff! : the tank, the storm, and the Astros' improbable ascent to baseball immortality, Brian T. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1020880870
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 209 pages, plates
Isbn
9781629376233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1020880870

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