The Evolution of Pitching in Major League Baseball

The Evolution of Pitching in Major League Baseball
Author : William F. McNeil
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 239
Release : 2006-03-15
ISBN 10 : 9780786424689
ISBN 13 : 0786424680
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of Pitching in Major League Baseball Book Description:

"The author discusses the changes in rules that helped mold baseball into its modern form, and discusses innovators, early stars, and modern day standouts. The book explores rule changes, adaptations to pitching and pitching strategies, and the effect ofp

A Game of Inches
Language: en
Pages: 533
Authors: Peter Morris
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Challenges popular misconceptions about the origins of key baseball elements organized in an encyclopedic format on the beginnings of everything from catchers' masks and hook slides to intentional walks and cork-center baseballs.
The Rotation
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jim Salisbury, Todd Zolecki
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-06 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Not since 1957 has one major league team's pitching staff boasted three pitchers (Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Roy Oswalt) in the Top Ten in career winning-percentage. Plus, the Philadelphia Phillies' 2011 rotation also happens to include Cole Hamels -- the 2008 NLCS and World Series MVP -- and an
I Weren't Always a Pitcher
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Robert James
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-28 - Publisher: CreateSpace

You don't have to know a lot about baseball to love this book! Filled with humor and heartwarming nostalgia for a time when the local sandlot was the stage where dreams were born and built, I Weren't Always a Pitcher becomes a metaphor for any dream of success anyone has
Crazy About Sports: Volume I
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: James Earl Hester Jr.
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-12-29 - Publisher: Author House

Crazy About Sports is a collection of sports stories about many colorful players, famous teams and special events during the early and mid stages of sports development in this country ranging from the late 1800s to late 1900s. If you like sports, you are sure to enjoy reading this unique
Pitching to the Pennant
Language: en
Pages: 339
Authors: Joseph Wancho, Rick Huhn, Leonard Levin, Bill Nowlin, Steve Johnson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

The 1954 Cleveland Indians were one of the most remarkable baseball teams of all time. Their record for most wins (111) fell only when the baseball schedule expanded, and their winning percentage, an astounding .721, is still unsurpassed in the American League. Though the season ended with a heartbreaking loss