Publications

AL FIGONE

 

PUBLICATIONS                                   2011 – 2018

(Book) Figone, A.J. Corruption and Gambling Scandals in College Football and Basketball: Playing For The Gamblers, Money, and Hypocrisy. Jefferson NC: McFarland. Expected date of publication, Spring, 2018.

Figone, A.J. Nine: “A Journal of Baseball History and Culture” (Winter 2118). The Pacific Coast League Scandal of 1919.

Figone, A.J. (2016). “The Origins of Bob McClure’s Pitching Backwards Mentality and  Punch Out Pick off Move To First Base: Applications To Coaching.”  Collegiate Baseball.

Figone, A.J. (2015, February). “Q&A With Louisville Coach Dan McDonnell on Sliding.” Collegiate Baseball.

Figone, A.J. (2014, July). “Everyone Can Learn Big Lessons From Cory Hahn.” Collegiate Baseball.

Figone, A.J. (2014, February). “Precision Concentration: Critical Aspect Of Concentration Is To Train The Mind To Sharply Focus.” Collegiate Baseball.

Figone, A.J. (2014, February). “The Decline of African-American Players in All Levels of Baseball.” Collegiate Baseball.

Figone, A.J. (2013, July). “Bud Daniel Has Been An Inspiration To Many For Years.” Collegiate Baseball.

Figone, A.J. (2013, April). “What Lou Gehrig And Ryan Freel May Had In Common: A Cautionary Tale.” Collegiate Baseball.

Figone, A.J. (2012, December). See More and Talk Less: Applying The Mental Aspects of Baseball: A Handbook for Players, Coaches, and Parents. Charleston, SC: Createspace.

Figone, A.J. (2012, December). Cheating The Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball. Urbana, ILL: University of Illinois Press.

Figone, A.J. (2012, October). “Bent-Leg Safer For Base Stealers!” (Part Two) Collegiate Baseball.

Figone, A,J, (2012, May). “Sliding Techniques Explored: Figone Takes A Look At Most Popular Slides Utilized Over Last Year.” Collegiate Baseball.

Figone, A.J, (2012, April). “Is Head First Sliding More Dangerous” (Part One)? Collegiate Baseball.

Figone, A.J, (2012, March). “Jim Barr Was Some Kind Of Pitcher.” Collegiate Baseball.

PUBLICATIONS                                   1980 – 2011

Figone, A.J. (2011, October). “A Drill To Create Favorable Hitting Counts.” American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Digest.

Figone, A.J. (2005, Spring). “Jack Kipp and Folsom, CA: Symbiotic Relationship.” Rotary of Folsom, CA Bullegraph.

Figone, A.J. (2004, April). “Leading at third base in fair territory: Every step counts.” Scholastic Coach.

Figone, A.J. (2003, October). “Leading off third base.” Collegiate Baseball.

Figone, A.J. (2003, May/June). “Imagery and the enhancement of sports performance.” California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Journal/Times.

Figone, A.J. (2002, November). “San Francisco State’s Allen J. Abraham: What it means to be a teacher-coach!” California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) Journal/Times.

Figone, A.J. (2002, May/June). “Understanding physical education’s status today by examining the historical transformation of the field.” California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Journal Times.

Figone, A.J. (2002, February/March). “Mental practice and visualization in pitching: An applied sport psychology program.” California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Journal Times.

Figone, A.J. (2001, Summer). Completed eight biographies for the Historical Dictionary of African-Americans in Sports.

Figone, A.J. (2001, Summer). Completed a biography on Nat Holman to appear in Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Vol. 2. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.

Figone, A.J. (2001, May/June). “The historical evolution of the teacher- coach dual roles: Time for a new model.” California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Journal Times.

Figone, A.J. (2001, March). Reviewed a chapter titled: “Preventing drug abuse and addiction” for McGraw-Hill in book: Hahn, D.B. & Payne, W.A. (2001-Fifth Edition), Focus on Health

Figone, A.J. (2001, February). “Beware of the post-mortem.” California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Journal Times.

Figone, A.J. (2000, November). Reviewed book: Relocating Teams and Expanding Leagues: How The Major Leagues Respond to Market Conditions for the Journal of Sport History (JSH).

Figone, A.J. (2000, Summer). Reviewed book: Pappy The Gentle Bear for the International Journal of Sport History (IJSH).

Figone, A.J. (2000, Summer). “Systematically applying mental practice and visualization in pitching.” Coaching Digest

Figone, A.J. (2000, March). “Reasons coaches do not use applied sport psychology.” California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Journal Times.

Figone, A.J. (2000, February). “Why don’t practitioners use research? Selected explanations.” California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) Journal Times.

Figone, A.J. (2000, January). Reviewed book: Relocating Teams and Expanding Leagues in Professional Sports: How The Major Leagues Respond to Market Conditions for the Journal of Sport History (JSH).

Figone, A.J. (1999, Fall). “Research, writing, and publishing for the right reasons.” Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD).

Figone, A.J. (1999, Summer). Reviewed book: Baseball’s Pivotal Era, 1945-1951 for the Sociology of Sport Journal (SSJ).

Figone, A.J. (1999, Summer). Reviewed book: Onward to Victory: The Crisis That Shaped College Sports for the Sociology of Sport Journal (SSJ).

Figone, A.J. (1999, May, June). “Using a systematic offensive rating system for baseball and softball.” Strategies: A Journal for Sport and Physical Educators.

Figone, A.J. (1999, May). “When the physical breaks down, try a little A.S.P. (Applied Sport Psychology).” Scholastic Coach and Athletic Director.

Figone, A.J. (1999, May, June). “The art of pitching with control.” California Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) Journal.

Figone, A.J. (1999, April). “If you master the fine art of pitching inside, good things happen.” Collegiate Baseball.

Figone, A.J. (1999, Spring). “From dream to suicide: The sad life of a Trojan star.” The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History.

Figone, A.J. (1999, February). “Systematic approach to the evaluation of the coach and his program.” Scholastic Coach.

Figone, A.J. (1999, February). “Defensive game assessment.” Coaching Digest.

Figone, A.J. (1998, November). “A systematic offensive rating scale for softball and baseball.” California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Journal.

Figone, A.J. (1998, Fall). Reviewed documentary: City Dump: The 1951 CCNY Basketball Scandal for the Journal of Sport History (JSH).

Figone, A.J. (1998, Fall). Reviewed book: Home Team: Professional Sports and The American Metropolis for the International Journal of Sport History (IJSH).

Figone, A.J. (1995). “Historical and cultural aspects of sports gambling in the United States.” Article selected for inclusion in book: Encyclopedia of World Sport. Great Barrington, MA: ABC-CLIO.

Figone, A.J. (1995). “History of urban and suburban basketball.” Article selection for inclusion in book: American Cities and Suburbs: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Publishing.

Figone, A.J. (1995, Fall). “Origin of the teacher-coach role: Idealism, convenience and unworkability.” Physical Educator.

Figone, A.J. (1994, Spring). “The Impact of Larry McPhail and Dolph Camilli on the Brooklyn Dodgers.” The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History.

Figone, A.J. (1994, Late Winter). “Teacher-Coach role conflict: Its impact on students and student-athletes.” Physical Educator.

Figone, A.J. (1994, February). “Mastering the art of pitching inside.” Coaching Digest.

Figone, A.J. (1994, January). “A professional development program for teacher-coaches.” California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Journal.

Figone, A.J. (1993, December). Reviewed book: Maybe I’ll Pitch Forever for Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Social Policy Perspectives.

Figone, A.J. (1993, November) “Productive batting practice. ” Coaching Digest.

Figone, A.J. (1993, Spring). “The cooling out function in junior college: Implications for the student-athlete.” Article selected for inclusion in the anthology: Understanding Social Life: A Reader in Sociology. New York: West Publishing Co.

Figone, A.J. (1992, November). “Coach and program evaluation.” Coaching Digest.

Figone, A.J. (1992, November). Reviewed article: “Drugs, Sports and Politics” for Journal of Sport and Social Issues (JSSI).

Figone, A.J. (1992, September). “Drugs in professional sport: External control of individual behavior.” Article selected for inclusion in the book: Sport Sociology: Contemporary Themes. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall-Hunt.

Figone, A.J. (1992, Fall). “Do your athletes know how to select the appropriate college?” California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) Journal .

Figone, A.J. (1991). Encyclopedia of New York City (three entries). New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press.

Figone, A.J. (1991, January). Teaching the Mental Aspects of Baseball: A Coach and Player’s Handbook. Dubuque, Iowa: William C. Brown, Publishers.

Figone, A.J. (1989, Winter). “Preventing professional stagnation in teacher-coaches.” Physical Educator.

Figone, A.J. (1989, September). “Do your coaches know their legal duties?” Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD).

Figone, A.J. (1989, July). Reviewed Sports and Freedom: The Rise of Intercollegiate Athletics for Sociology of Sport Journal (SSJ).

Figone, A.J. (1989, April, May). “Helping athletes select the right college.” Strategies: A Journal for Sport and Physical Educators

Figone, A.J. (1989, April). “Pitching the hitter inside.” Scholastic Coach.

Figone, A.J. (1989, April). Reviewed two chapters in: Historical and Philosophical Concepts of the Body for William C. Brown, Publishers.

Figone, A.J. (1989, March). “Publishing: Necessity or nuisance.” California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal (CAHPERD) Journal.

Figone, A.J. (1989, Spring). “Gambling and basketball: The 1951 scandal.” Journal of Sport History (JSH).

Figone, A.J. (1989). Biographical Dictionary of American Sports (six entries). New York: Greenwood Press.

Figone, A.J. (1988, November). “The cooling out function in junior colleges: Implications for the student-athlete.” Arena Review.

Figone, A.J. (1988, October). “Conducting effective post-game team and player debriefings.” Scholastic Coach.

Figone, A.J. (1988, May). “Drugs in professional sport: External control of individual behavior.” Arena Review.

Figone, A.J. (1987). Biographical Dictionary of American Sports (six entries). New York: Greenwood Press.

Figone, A.J. (1986, October). “Offensive rating scale.” American Baseball Association Quarterly Digest.

Figone, A.J. (1986, October). “Teacher-coach burnout: Avoidance strategies.” Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD)