9781101970850-1101970855-K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

ISBN-13: 9781101970850
ISBN-10: 1101970855
Edition: Reprint
Author: Kepner, Tyler
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Anchor
Format: Paperback 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781101970850
ISBN-10: 1101970855
Edition: Reprint
Author: Kepner, Tyler
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Anchor
Format: Paperback 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kepner, Tyler wrote K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches comprising 336 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1101970855 and 9781101970850. Since then K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.06 or rent at the marketplace.

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From The New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling 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.

The baseball is an amazing plaything. We can grip it and hold it so many different ways, and even the slightest calibration can turn 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. From the earliest days of the game, when Candy Cummings dreamed up the curveball while flinging clamshells on a Brooklyn beach, pitchers have never stopped innovating.

In K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches, Tyler Kepner traces the colorful stories and fascinating folklore behind the ten major pitches. Each chapter highlights a different pitch, from the blazing fastball to the fluttering knuckleball to the slippery spitball. Infusing every page with infectious passion for the game, Kepner brings readers inside the minds of combatants sixty feet, six inches apart.

Filled with priceless insights from many of the best pitchers in baseball history--from Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, and Nolan Ryan to Greg Maddux, Mariano Rivera, and Clayton Kershaw--K will be the definitive book on pitching and join such works as The Glory of Their Times and Moneyball as a classic of the genre.
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