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K : a history of baseball in ten pitches / Tyler Kepner

By: Kepner, Tyler (Baseball writer) [author]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Doubleday, [2019]Copyright date: ℗♭2019Edition: First editionDescription: xiv, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780385541015; 0385541015; 9781101970850; 1101970855Subject(s): Pitching (Baseball) | Pitchers (Baseball) | Baseball -- United States -- History | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Baseball -- History | Baseball | Pitchers (Baseball) | Pitching (Baseball) | United StatesGenre/Form: History. | History.
Contents:
The slider : a little bitty dot -- The fastball : velo is king -- The curveball : a karate chop with a ball -- The knuckleball : grabbing the wing of a butterfly -- The splitter : through the trapdoor -- The screwball : the Sasquatch of baseball -- The sinker : the furthest strike from the hitter's eyes -- The changeup : a dollar bill hooked on a fishing line -- The spitball : hit the dry side -- The cutter : at the end, it will move
Summary: "From the New York Times baseball columnist, a ... history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today"--Dust jacket flapSummary: Even the slightest calibration can turn a baseball from an ordinary pitch into a weapon to thwart the greatest hitters in the world. Each pitch has its own history, evolving through the decades as the masters pass it down to the next generation. Kepner traces the colorful stories and fascinating folklore behind the ten major pitches, from the blazing fastball to the fluttering knuckleball to the slippery spitball. -- adapted from jacket
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-285) and index

The slider : a little bitty dot -- The fastball : velo is king -- The curveball : a karate chop with a ball -- The knuckleball : grabbing the wing of a butterfly -- The splitter : through the trapdoor -- The screwball : the Sasquatch of baseball -- The sinker : the furthest strike from the hitter's eyes -- The changeup : a dollar bill hooked on a fishing line -- The spitball : hit the dry side -- The cutter : at the end, it will move

"From the New York Times baseball columnist, a ... history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today"--Dust jacket flap

Even the slightest calibration can turn a baseball from an ordinary pitch into a weapon to thwart the greatest hitters in the world. Each pitch has its own history, evolving through the decades as the masters pass it down to the next generation. Kepner traces the colorful stories and fascinating folklore behind the ten major pitches, from the blazing fastball to the fluttering knuckleball to the slippery spitball. -- adapted from jacket

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