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The Resource Off speed : baseball, pitching, and the art of deception, Terry McDermott

Off speed : baseball, pitching, and the art of deception, Terry McDermott

Label
Off speed : baseball, pitching, and the art of deception
Title
Off speed
Title remainder
baseball, pitching, and the art of deception
Statement of responsibility
Terry McDermott
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A wonderfully informative, exuberant, and entertaining book--part sports history, part personal history--that explores America's romance with baseball through one "perfect game" and the drama of pitching. In Off Speed, Terry McDermott weaves the fascinating story of baseball's 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch. Using the framework of a single game (9 chapters, 9 innings, 9 pitches), he explores the history of every type of pitch, combining the folk wisdom of the players with the enormous wealth of new data brought to the sport by the growing legion of statisticians who are transforming many of the sport's once sacred beliefs. As a lifelong baseball fan, McDermott approaches his subject with the love every fan brings to the park plus the expertise of an investigative journalist, exploring with irrepressible enthusiasm and curiosity both the technical side and the romance of the game"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDermott, Terry
Dewey number
796.357/22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV871
LC item number
.M42 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pitching (Baseball)
  • Baseball
Label
Off speed : baseball, pitching, and the art of deception, Terry McDermott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-191)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fastball -- The curveball -- The spitball -- The sinker -- The knuckleball -- The slider -- The split -- The cutter -- The change -- Appendix: The box score
Control code
ocn962171825
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 191 pages
Isbn
9780307379429
Lccn
2016035366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027171712
System control number
(OCoLC)962171825
Label
Off speed : baseball, pitching, and the art of deception, Terry McDermott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-191)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fastball -- The curveball -- The spitball -- The sinker -- The knuckleball -- The slider -- The split -- The cutter -- The change -- Appendix: The box score
Control code
ocn962171825
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 191 pages
Isbn
9780307379429
Lccn
2016035366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027171712
System control number
(OCoLC)962171825

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