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ISBN-13: 9780385541015
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 28
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Description of “Ok: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches”

From the New York Times baseball columnist, a fascinating, enthralling historical past of the nationwide pastime as advised by the craft of pitching, based mostly on years of archival analysis and interviews with greater than 300 folks from Hall of Famers to the celebs of immediately

The baseball is a tremendous plaything. We can grip it and maintain it so many alternative methods, and even the slightest calibration can flip an atypical pitch right into a weapon to thwart the best hitters in the world. Each pitch has its personal historical past, evolving by the a long time because the masters move it right down to the subsequent technology. From the earliest days of the sport, when Candy Cummings dreamed up the curveball whereas flinging clamshells on a Brooklyn seaside, pitchers have by no means stopped innovating.

In Ok: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches, Tyler Kepner traces the colourful tales and interesting folklore behind the ten main pitches. Each chapter highlights a special pitch, from the blazing fastball to the fluttering knuckleball to the slippery spitball. Infusing each web page with infectious ardour for the sport, Kepner brings readers contained in the minds of combatants sixty ft, six inches aside.

Filled with priceless insights from many of the perfect pitchers in baseball historical past together with twenty-two Hall of Famers—from Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, and Nolan Ryan to Greg Maddux, Mariano Rivera, and Clayton Kershaw—Ok would be the definitive guide on pitching and be part of such works as The Glory of Their Times and Moneyball as a basic of the style.