Saving the Pitcher

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A revolutionary analysis of pitching injuries and how to prevent them, addressing all aspects of pitcher injuries, workload, mechanics, abuse, and, most important, injury prevention. Information from doctors, trainers, coaches, pitchers, biomechanical experts, and researchers make this the first complete book on pitcher health. Saving the Pitcher is a must read for anyone who wants solidly researched data from an impartial baseball thinker....It is the right book, by the right guy, for the right reason, at the ...
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Overview

A revolutionary analysis of pitching injuries and how to prevent them, addressing all aspects of pitcher injuries, workload, mechanics, abuse, and, most important, injury prevention. Information from doctors, trainers, coaches, pitchers, biomechanical experts, and researchers make this the first complete book on pitcher health. Saving the Pitcher is a must read for anyone who wants solidly researched data from an impartial baseball thinker....It is the right book, by the right guy, for the right reason, at the right time. —Dr. Tom House, National Pitching Association.
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"It is a must-read for all coaches and parents of anyone invloved with Little League or higher baseball. "
Bookwatch
"Provides a detailed, in-depth analysis.... This is no casual survey...grounded in much research."
Peter Gammons
"For those who missed Will Carroll's Saving the Pitcher,...shame on you."
ESPN.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566635783
  • Publisher: Ivan R Dee
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
1 Saving the Pitcher 13
2 Taking the Mound 17
3 From Coliseum to Arena: A Historical Note on Sports Medicine 32
4 The Functional Anatomy of Pitching 39
5 The Functional Mechanics of Pitching 65
6 Assessing Mechanics 76
7 Correcting Mechanics 83
8 Conditioning the Pitcher 92
9 The Pitching Workload 133
10 Practical Matters: A Trainer's Day 176
11 Icing It Down 184
Acknowledgments 187
A Pitcher's Education: Suggested Reading 189
Index 193
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