The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches

The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches

by Bill James, Rob Neyer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743261586
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 06/15/2004
Edition description: Original
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 696,089
Product dimensions: 9.06(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.16(d)

About the Author

Bill James made his mark in the 1970s and 1980s with his Baseball Abstracts. He has been tearing down preconceived notions about America’s national pastime ever since. He is currently the Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox, as well as the author of The Man from the Train. James lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife, Susan McCarthy, and three children.

Rob Neyer has written about baseball for ESPN.com since 1996 and appears regularly on ESPNews. He has written four baseball books, including The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (with Bill James) and Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups. His website, www.robneyer.com, contains additional material related to this and his other books.

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The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book covers what individual pitcher's pitches have been throughout baseball's history. It also attempts to explain what each pitch type (2 seam fastball, 4 seam fastball, palm ball, splitfinger fastball, ect.) do, and how they are thrown. This is a most have for any baseball diehard! I reference it prior to watching major league games.
jmcclain19 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Excellent addition to any baseball fan's library. Probably worth buying the book alone for Neyer & James essays on each type of pitch thrown in the majors. Excellent breakdowns as to how and why a fork ball is different than a splitter and how a two seamer & a cutter are nearly the same and so forth. The history aspect, which covers a good majority of the book - essentially a breakdown of what each major league pitcher in the history of baseball threw, I found interesting but nothing more than a passing interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great history it names and tells about a lot of pitchers I even learned some new pitches from this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago