Said in Stone: Your Game, My Way

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Few in Chicago sports history have been as beloved on both the North and South Sides of the baseball-crazy city as Steve Stone?a privilege that made no small contribution to the incredible stories shared in this fun baseball exploration led by the man himself. Part anecdote and part analysis, the book shares the unique slant of the American League Cy Young Award-winning pitcher and fan-favorite broadcaster on the game that has been his passion for nearly five decades. He starts by analyzing the game position by ...

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Overview

Few in Chicago sports history have been as beloved on both the North and South Sides of the baseball-crazy city as Steve Stone—a privilege that made no small contribution to the incredible stories shared in this fun baseball exploration led by the man himself. Part anecdote and part analysis, the book shares the unique slant of the American League Cy Young Award-winning pitcher and fan-favorite broadcaster on the game that has been his passion for nearly five decades. He starts by analyzing the game position by position; illustrating his points with personal experiences and the players he has either played with or covered. What he hasn't seen, his broadcast partner of 15 years, Harry Caray, probably had, and he shares plenty of funny stories about their years together in the booth as well. Finally he takes a serious look at how the game has changed and what the future holds for America's pastime.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600788208
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 937,619
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Stone is a former Major League Baseball pitcher whose 14-year playing career includes the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox as well as the Baltimore Orioles—with whom he pitched in the 1979 World Series and won the 1980 Cy Young Award for the American League. He is also a former broadcaster of 20 years with the Chicago Cubs, and a current color commentator for the Chicago White Sox. He has been awarded three Emmys. He lives in Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xiii

Chapter 1 Catching 1

Chapter 2 Pitching 23

Chapter 3 First Base 61

Chapter 4 Second Base 83

Chapter 5 Third Base 95

Chapter 6 Shortstop 119

Chapter 7 The Outfield 131

Chapter 8 Managing 147

Chapter 9 The Front Office 175

Chapter 10 The Commissioner 205

Chapter 11 The Future of the Sport 215

Epilogue 239

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