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The Head Game: Baseball Seen from the Pitcher's Mound

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    Great Gift

    I gave it to my postman for Christmas. He said it was great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2007

    Great Book

    Roger Kahn's 'The Head Game' is a book about baseball seen through the pitcher's eyes. The book explains baseball and how pitching itself has changed the game from when it was first starting to be played, until now. Kahn goes very in depth in the history of the game and of pitching. He explains the rules of baseball and the rules of pitching from hundreds of years ago and how they have changed and why they changed. Kahn also shares some personal experiences from his childhood days, playing baseball with his father and explaining the players he played with and the coaches. Kahn also talks about the history of the pitchers that helped build the game to what it is now. Such as: Warren Spahn, Cy Young, Hoss Radbourn, and Christy Mathewson. He goes very in depth the careers of these pitchers and the struggels they went through during and after they played the game. Kahn also talks about how to grip and throw certain pitches such as: two and four seam fastballs, circle change, and the curveball. Kahn also writes about the teams of the early days and the games they played against each other. About how there were many high scoring games, and how the teams and fans hated each other. In my opinion, Roger Kahn does a very good job of bringing back the history of the pitchers and the games of the past. I recommend this book to any baseball fan, especially a pitcher.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2004

    A-HEAD of its class

    Roger Kahn's tales of the Best and most interesting Pitchers in Baseball history, is by far, the most interesting look at what makes Pitchers 'tick' Kahn not only discusses my two favorite Pitching Coaches (Sain & Mazzone), but the pitchers who literally were the smartest, most intense, thoughtful hurlers of all-time. I'll tell you, Kahn's intentions were probably not to give 'instruction' on the Art of Pitching, but as a Coach of young Pitchers, I keep this Book nearby all of the time. Even as a Coach, this book can teach the 'mindset' of being a Pitcher, and it discusses some 'mechanics' along the way. As a Brave Fan, I'm glad that Kahn gives Johnny Sain his due, as the Best Pitching Coach EVER, The Professor,as he calls Sain. Kahn's tales of some pitchers of yester-year, like Spahn, Radbourn, Mathewson, etc. is great reading. Every young Pitcher OR Pitching coach should read this book, to understand that Pitching is TRULY The Head Game

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2003

    Great Stuff!!!

    This book has great stuff. Something that pitchers call their ability to control the ball, and how they throw it. This book is good smooth reading. It is well thought out, and is great reading for all baseball fans that want to get insight into the total game. I thoughly enjoyed the book and would recommend it to all baseball fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2002

    The Head Game Review

    The book The Head Game, is written by the famous author Roger Kahn. He is the author of the book The Boys of Summer. I think this is great book to read. The stories are incredible and describes something I could only imagine. The book goes beyond the game and contains exciting historical accounts. The pictures in this book are amazing. The Head Game taught me how to throw a curve ball. Overall this book is wonderful, everything you want in a book is in The Head Game.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2001


    Anyone who enjoys the game of baseball and who is amazed at the mechanics of baseball pitchers has to read this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2000

    The truth about pitching

    If you have some spare time on your hands, get a copy of 'The Head Game.' I guarantee you that you won't want to put it down until you finish it. Every baseball fan thinks he is an expert about the game. In his enjoyable style, Roger Kahn shows us that we have a lot to learn about pitching, and he teaches us without insulting our intelligence. Read the book. You will then understand how some 'can't miss' prospect, who possess a blazing fastball and variety of sharp-breaking off-speed pitches, never makes it in the major leagues. You will also understand why some pitchers, who don't seem to have outstanding pitches, have long, productive careers. The reason lies between the ears. Thus, the name of the book, 'The Head Game.' Kahn has placed another of his works on the shelf of 'Hall of Fame' sports books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2000

    A MUST For Baseball Fans

    Do you think you know, really know, baseball? Well, Read Kahn's latest gem to find out what the game is really about. Why are baseball's greatest pitchers so effective? They've learned the 'head game' and use it to near perfection. Kahn uses his vast knowledge and great writing ability to pen the definitive book about the most important part of the game -- the battle between pitcher and batter. As Kahn so well relates through his profiles of some of baseball's greatest hurlers, the battle transcends the physical and is just as much a mental challenge. If you love baseball and think you really know the game, then this entertaining book, written by of of America's premier writers, is a must.

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    Posted February 17, 2010

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