K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

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K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

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July 2019

ISBN: 9780385541015

The baseball is an amazing plaything. We can grip it and hold it so many different ways, and even the slightest calibration can turn an ordinary pitch into a weapon to thwart the greatest hitters in the world. Each pitch has its own history, evolving through the decades as the masters pass it down to the next generation. From the earliest days of the game, when Candy Cummings dreamed up the curveball while flinging clamshells on a Brooklyn beach, pitchers have never stopped innovating. In K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches, Tyler Kepner traces the colorful stories and fascinating folklore behind the ten major pitches. Each chapter highlights a different pitch, from the blazing fastball to the fluttering knuckleball to the slippery spitball. Infusing every page with infectious passion for the game, Kepner brings readers inside the minds of combatants sixty feet, six inches apart.

Bibliography. Index. Photo inserts with black-and-white and full-color photographs.

 
  • ISBN: 9780385541015
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Doubleday (Adult)
    Page Count: 320
    Trim Size: 9 1/4" x 6"
    Dewey Classification: 796.357/22
    Genre: Nonfic
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