Edd Roush was once ejected from a game for falling asleep in the outfield. Dan Friend played left field while dressed in a bathrobe. Outfielder Len Koenecke was killed attempting history’s first skyjacking. Pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich swapped not only their wives but also their children, station wagons, and pets. Baseball history is brimming with the weird, the bizarre, and the hard to believe. Baseball's Most Wanted™chronicles 700 of the most outlandish players, managers, and owners throughout baseball history. Its seventy lists describe in humorous detail baseball’s top-ten inept players, strange plays, bad practical jokes, bizarre nicknames, murderers, politicians, Don Juans, unusual contracts, notable nicknames, curses, worst trades, freak injuries, unsolved mysteries, least-known records, and more. Many of these anecdotes have been published here for the first time.
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It’s the rare bird that doesn’t like Christmas. Sure there are Scrooges and, here and there, cries of "Bah, humbug," but Christmas is a time for celebrating, for giving, and for trying to be just a little nicer to your fellow man. As the song goes, "If every day could be just like Christmas what a wonderful world it would be." Christmas's Most Wanted™ is a celebration of the fun side of Christmas - the songs, the movies, the television shows, the history, the people, the laughs, even the commercialism . . . all that and more. So you’ll see such top-ten lists as different versions of both "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and "A Christmas Carol". You’ll read about traditions and the standard gift givers around the world. You’ll find out about how different song genres celebrate Christmas in music. You’ll relive the great-and not-so-great-cartoons of Christmas past. You’ll discover which television celebrities "graced" the world with their very own album of holiday tunes. And you’ll learn about births, deaths, and historical events that occurred on Christmas Day. With more than forty top-ten lists on all things merry, you’ll laugh, you’ll smile, and you’ll learn a lot of interesting stuff about Christmas that you didn’t know before. So curl up before the Yule log, pour yourself some eggnog, bite into a gingerbread cookie, and enjoy the book. Merry Christmas, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, and Erry-may Istmas-chray. However you say it, Christmas's Most Wanted™ will certainly bring a dose of merriment to your holidays.
National bestselling authors Kiki Swinson and Nikki Turner turn up the heat with two twisty tales of women on the run and under the gun... THE MOST WANTED DIAMONDS Kiki Swinson Gigi Costner needs four million dollars she doesn’t have and time she hasn’t got. Her ex-con ex-lover vows to make her pay for the multimillion-dollar stash of diamonds she stole as she ditched him for a new life as a suburban wife. With time running out, will Gigi’s new plan get her in front of the drama or drag her back into hood madness... ON DA RUN Nikki Turner Peaches Brown never had to hustle to beat the streets, thanks to her protective father. Now, to escape an unjust murder charge she has to hide—and survive—in plain sight. And part of her disguise has her beating Miami’s most ruthless high-end thieves at their own game. But can her new identity hold up when staying alive means playing the top dealer for all he’s got... “Both novellas move fast, are tension-packed, and will thrill street-lit readers. Don’t hesitate. Buy it.” —Library Journal “Swinson and Turner join forces to create riveting, action-packed novellas about two women whose notoriety forces them to become fugitives. You’ll be glued to the pages until the very last bombshell.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
Her moment of glory Austin police detective Delilah Butler was only fifteen when a crazed drifter held her and her mother at gunpoint. During those dark hours twelve years ago, she survived by clinging to the comfort of the hostage negotiator's voice. Delilah never met FBI agent Jesse Montalvo…until now. On the merits of hard work and talent, she's been assigned to hunt down a serial killer, and Jesse is the agent in charge of the case. His worst nightmare Because Delilah was injured and her mother killed before her eyes that terrifying night, Jesse has never forgiven himself for not protecting Delilah more. He still wants to protect her—and that doesn't mean sending her undercover to lure a murderer. In a cruel irony, Delilah becomes a hostage again. Only, now the stakes are higher for Jesse. Now he's negotiating to save the woman he loves.
Most Wanted is the riveting account of former head of Massachusetts state police Thomas J. Foley's twenty-year pursuit of murderous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger— and of Foley's key role in exposing the FBI's protection of Bulger's criminal empire. This is a true-life thriller, and Tom Foley is the hero at its center. His investigative efforts resulted in criminal convictions of a half-dozen of Boston's most notorious thugs and also led to the conviction of John Connolly, one of the FBI agents who abetted Bulger; Connolly is serving a forty-year prison sentence and Bulger is now finally in custody after spending sixteen years on the FBI's Most Wanted list. It is known that Bulger was a secret informant for the FBI, but it has never been revealed—until now—that the FBI was actually actively protecting Bulger from Foley, effectively derailing Foley's efforts to stop Bulger's horrific crime sprees time and again. In this book, Foley, a cop's cop, honestly recounts how his wide-eyed admiration for the nation's top law enforcement agency was gradually transformed by dark realities he didn't want to believe.
The thirteen stories in Vivette J. Kady's Most Wanted drop us into domestic landscapes we think we know -- until we are greeted by a cross-dressing pigeon-fancier, a phone-sex worker and a three-legged dog named Duane. Most Wanted begins with loss, ends with solace, and strange things happen in between: steak knives become darts, a mouse suffers an agonizing death, an inner incubus is embraced, and lightning strikes with amazing results. Kady writes with the discipline of a master-builder, but her brilliance comes from the manner in which her characters transcend fractured relationships, confinement and longing, and move out into the world whole and dignified. In strong, brave prose, Kady is a compassionate observer of the bittersweet in life.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a national agency dedicated to investigating federal crimes. Founded as a small team of special agents on July 26, 1908, the Bureau was first charged with enforcing the growing body of federal laws covering the United States as a whole. Almost from the beginning of its 100-year history, the Bureau has been the subject of legend and controversy. It has also evolved into a vast and sophisticated national law-enforcement agency. Whether as a federal crime-fighting force or a source of investigative support to local and state police forces, the modern FBI strives to embody its ideals of fidelity, bravery, and integrity. In 1952, a young man told the police where he thought they could find the notorious bank robber Willie Sutton. Sutton was on the FBI's Ten Most wanted Fugitives list, and the young man had recognized him from an FBI bulletin. This book tells the story of some of the FBI's most dramatic cases-and how ordinary citizens have often helped agents pursue and catch their quarry. From Wanted posters to TV's America's Most Wanted, the FBI has used publicity to make it harder for criminals to hide and easier for authorities to find them.
MEN IN BLUE HER DARLING D.A. Sergeant Whitney Shea had six slain hookers, an elusive serial killer—and infuriatingly sexy Assistant District Attorney Bill Taylor—on her very full plate. The seemingly unsolvable case had the city—and Whitney—in turmoil. Because years before, Whitney had watched the long, tall lawyer who'd made himself her partner lock her beloved father behind bars. Yet during those darkest hours, and now, amid this career-making-or-breaking case, Taylor could rile her temper, stoke her passion…and infiltrate her defenses like no other. Department gossip claimed the darling D.A. was sour on romance, but Whitney only knew how he made her feel:most precious, most wanted…most loved? Love in the line of duty.
It's one of the greatest mysteries of our time. Where is he? Where did he go after Afghanistan? How did the world's most wanted man vanish without a trace? Despite the reward of twenty-five million dollars and an exhaustive global manhunt, he has remained in hiding ever since the terrifying events of 9/11 ... at least until now. Written in the style of the great Cold War spy novels, the adventure starts with a tip-off by a Yemeni government official. Two MI6 agents embark on a dramatic chase across the Arabian Peninsula. Hot on the heels of their high profile target, they quickly discover that nothing is what it seems. The CIA, the Yemenis, the Cubans, the Israelis and Iranian intelligence all pursue competing interests. The suspense is heightened, as treacherous alliances lead to innocent lives being threatened. The hunters become the hunted. The plot follows their escapes through the deserts of Arabia, the warm waters of the Caribbean and the steamy Amazon jungle. This fast-paced, entertaining read is full of spectacular settings, an assortment of carefully crafted characters and many unexpected twists and turns. It will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last word. AUTHOR BIO Mark McHugh is a British businessman. During his extensive international career, he worked in seventy countries and lived on four continents. He and his Brazilian wife, Ivone, and their family, live in a fishing village in northeast Brazil.