September Nights: Hunting the Beasts of the American League East

September Nights: Hunting the Beasts of the American League East

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by James Shields
     
 

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How do the Rays do it? Throughout the history of America’s national pastime, major league teams have been measured by how they fared down the stretch, and no team has ever played better when the games mattered most than the Tampa Bay Rays of 2010 and 2011. Tampa Bay entered the last month of the 2010 season knowing they had to fight off the New York Yankees and…  See more details below

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How do the Rays do it? Throughout the history of America’s national pastime, major league teams have been measured by how they fared down the stretch, and no team has ever played better when the games mattered most than the Tampa Bay Rays of 2010 and 2011. Tampa Bay entered the last month of the 2010 season knowing they had to fight off the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox to win their second American League East title in three seasons. And in 2011, hobbled by off-season defections, the Rays trailed the Red Sox in the race for a wildcard playoff berth by a seemingly insurmountable 9½ games on September 4. How did the Rays make the playoffs in both years? How does this small-market team keep coming up big against baseball’s Goliaths? James Shields is not only a master on the mound, he is also a master storyteller. In September Nights he offers insights on opposing hitters and teams, the art of pitching, and the essence of Rays magic. Getting to the major league playoffs is like catching lightning in a bottle, and no team catches lightning like the Rays.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937644123
Publisher:
Cadent Publishing
Publication date:
02/10/2012
Series:
Revised Edition
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
152
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

James Shields was born and raised in the Los Angeles area of California. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted him in the sixteenth round of the 2000 June draft, and he reached the major leagues in 2006. Since then, Shields has been one of the main cogs in Tampa Bay’s pitching rotation and has been an American League All-Star. He resides in Clearwater, Florida.

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