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Whether he’s a fireballer or tosses the knuckler, throws the curve or the cutter, there’s a reason why the pitcher is number one in the scorekeepers’ system: He controls when the actions starts and he’s the fans’ focal point. For THE STARTING PITCHER, Rob Trucks conducted dozens of interviews with major league hurlers, from past greats like Jim Kaat, Dave Righetti and Bill "Spaceman" Lee to today’s top pitchers including Bronson Arroyo, Al Leiter, Kip Wells, Randy Wolf and Jake ...
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Cincinnati 2005 Softcover First Edition (Unstated). 192 pages. Softcover. Like New. Inscribed by the author. SPORTS. Alone in the center of the diamond, all eyes are upon him. ... There's a reason why the pitcher is number one in the scorekeeper's system: He controls when the action starts, and he's the fans' focal point. To put the reader behind the seams and into the mind of the man on the mound, author Rob Trunks conducted dozens of in-depth interviews with major league pitchers and coaches to provide a true insider's look at this key position In The Starting Pitcher, you'll follow Andy Pettitte through a day in his life, beginning with his arrival at the ballpark and sticking by his side until the final out. You'll test your knowledge with a timeline of great pitching moments, and get current and former major league pitchers' detailed analyses of particular pitches, from the fastball to the knuckler, the splitter to the spitter, the curve to the cutter. Rob Trucks picked the brains of former major league Read more Show Less

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Whether he’s a fireballer or tosses the knuckler, throws the curve or the cutter, there’s a reason why the pitcher is number one in the scorekeepers’ system: He controls when the actions starts and he’s the fans’ focal point. For THE STARTING PITCHER, Rob Trucks conducted dozens of interviews with major league hurlers, from past greats like Jim Kaat, Dave Righetti and Bill "Spaceman" Lee to today’s top pitchers including Bronson Arroyo, Al Leiter, Kip Wells, Randy Wolf and Jake Peavy, to give baseball fans an insider’s look at this key position.

THE STARTING PITCHER features:

  • A Timeline of the highlights and history of the position from 1867 to the present
  • Insights on the finer points of pitching from more than 40 major league pitchers and pitching coaches
  • A unique profile of ‘70’s star Dock Ellis, who threw a no-hitter while on LSD
  • A Day in the Life featuring Andy Pettitte of the New York Yankees, a look inside the mind of the man on the mound, from arriving at the ballpark to the final out
  • Pitchers on the craft of pitching: what it’s like to be a starter, the ins and outs of pitch selection, conditioning and other pitchers they admire
  • Listings of starting pitchers in the Hall of Fame, Cy Young recipients, MVP’s, Rookies of the Year, and more

THE STARTING PITCHER is the second title in Emmis Books Baseball Behind the Seams series. Each book focuses on a single position, exploring it with the kind of depth that serious fans crave. Through extensive research, including interviews with players past and present, photos, history and stats, Baseball Behind the Seams offers an original and informative view of each position on the diamond.

" it is the pitcher, placed at the center of the infield on a throne of dirt ten inches high, who garners the most attention. The game doesn’t begin until the pitcher throws toward the plate."

Rob Trucks is the author of THE CATCHER, the first book in the Baseball Behind the Seams series, Cup of Coffee: The Very Short Careers of 18 Major League Pitchers (Smallmouth Press) which was a Book Sense 76 pick, and The Pleasure of Influence (Purdue University Press). Born on Roberto Clemente’s 27th birthday, Trucks writes about books, music and baseball for Spin, BookForum, Newsweek.com and many of the top alternative newspapers across the country. He lives in a closet-sized apartment in Long Island City, New York.

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Trucks (Cup of Coffee: The Very Short Careers of 18 Major League Pitchers) offers an inside look at how a position is played through profiles of greats and interviews with present-day practitioners. Readers will enjoy these day-in-the-life accounts, which show that each position requires a fully thought-out plan of action. These books are not to be confused with the popular type of instructional books often used for working with children. They are a thinking fan's guide to the sport, position by position. Recommended for larger collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781578601639
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: Baseball Behind the Seams
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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