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K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

Autor: Kepner, Tyler

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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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Autor Kepner, Tyler
Editura Random House USA Inc
Dimensiuni 171 x 246 x 31
Data Publicarii 26/03/2019
Format Cartonata
Numar pagini 320
Descriere RO De la cronicarul de baseball din New York Times, o istorie incantatoare si captivanta a distractiei nationale, povestita prin mestesugul pitching-ului, bazata pe ani de cercetare arhivistica si interviuri cu mai mult de trei sute de oameni de la Hall of Famers pana la vedetele de astazi este o jucarie uimitoare.
Aceasta este o carte in limba engleza. Descrierea cartii (tradusa din engleza cu Google Translate) este in limba romana din motive legale.
De la cronicarul de baseball din New York Times, o istorie incantatoare si captivanta a distractiei nationale, povestita prin mestesugul pitching-ului, bazata pe ani de cercetare arhivistica si interviuri cu mai mult de trei sute de oameni de la Hall of Famers pana la vedetele de astazi este o jucarie uimitoare.
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