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Facing Clemens: Hitters on Confronting Baseball's Most Intimidating Pitcher

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FACING CLEMENS                                                                          (Lyons)

Jonathan Mayo

 

 

A highly original and entertaining analysis of the greatest pitcher of all time

 

Roger Clemens has won more than 350 games in his 20-year baseball career, pitching more than 4,500 strikeouts, earning a record seven Cy Young awards.  Along the way, he’s hit 150 batters, knocked down hundreds more, and stared down every batter who tried to dig in against him.  The best hitters in baseball have failed to figure out this fearsome pitching prodigy.  Mayo interviews scores of batters and players, including Cal Ripken, Jr., Ken Griffey, Jr., Julio Franco, Chipper Jones, Luis Gonzalez and Juan Pierre, who assess the intimidating Clemens and his effect on the great game.

 

Jonathan Mayo is a writer for MLB.com, the official website for Major League Baseball.  He has also hosted MLB Radio programs and television specials.  He lives with his family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Synopsis:

A fascinating look at Roger Clemens, in the words of those who have had to face him at various times in his career, from All Stars (Cal Ripken, Jr., Torii Hunter) to rookies and even Clemens' eldest son.

Synopsis:

 As the most feared pitcher of all time, Roger Clemens has won more than 350 games in his 20-year baseball career, struck out more than 4,500 batters (the second highest total in the history of the game), and earned a record seven Cy Young awards. Along the way, hes hit 150 batters, knocked down hundreds more, and stared down every batter who tried to dig in against him.
 
Facing Clemens explores what its really like to face the Rocket Man. Author Jonathan Mayo has interviewed scores of players, including Ken Griffey Jr., Chipper Jones, Luis Gonzalez, Torii Hunter, Cal Ripken Jr., and even Clemenss own son, Koby Clemens, for a batters box view of the Rocket bearing down from the mound.

Synopsis:

Roger Clemens has won more than 350 games in his 20-year baseball career, pitching more than 4,500 strikeouts, earning a record seven Cy Young awards. Along the way, he’s hit 150 batters, knocked down hundreds more, and stared down every batter who tried to dig in against him. This book puts you right in the batter’s box agains the “Rocket Man.” The best hitters in baseball have failed to figure out this fearsome pitching prodigy. Mayo interviews scores of players, including Cal Ripken, Jr., Ken Griffey, Jr., Julio Franco, Chipper Jones, Luis Gonzalez, and Juan Pierre, who assess the intimidating Clemens and his effect on the great game.

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About the Author

Jonathan Mayo is a Senior Writer for MLB.com, the official Web site of Major League Baseball.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599211626
Subtitle:
Hitters on Confronting Baseball's Most Intimidating Pitcher
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Foreword:
Clemens, Roger
Author:
Dystel and Goderich Literary Management
Author:
Clemens, Roger
Author:
Mayo, Jonathan
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
United states
Subject:
General
Subject:
Baseball - Essays & Writings
Subject:
Baseball players -- United States.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080304
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Product details 304 pages Lyons Press - English 9781599211626 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A fascinating look at Roger Clemens, in the words of those who have had to face him at various times in his career, from All Stars (Cal Ripken, Jr., Torii Hunter) to rookies and even Clemens' eldest son.
"Synopsis" by ,
 As the most feared pitcher of all time, Roger Clemens has won more than 350 games in his 20-year baseball career, struck out more than 4,500 batters (the second highest total in the history of the game), and earned a record seven Cy Young awards. Along the way, hes hit 150 batters, knocked down hundreds more, and stared down every batter who tried to dig in against him.
 
Facing Clemens explores what its really like to face the Rocket Man. Author Jonathan Mayo has interviewed scores of players, including Ken Griffey Jr., Chipper Jones, Luis Gonzalez, Torii Hunter, Cal Ripken Jr., and even Clemenss own son, Koby Clemens, for a batters box view of the Rocket bearing down from the mound.
"Synopsis" by ,
Roger Clemens has won more than 350 games in his 20-year baseball career, pitching more than 4,500 strikeouts, earning a record seven Cy Young awards. Along the way, he’s hit 150 batters, knocked down hundreds more, and stared down every batter who tried to dig in against him. This book puts you right in the batter’s box agains the “Rocket Man.” The best hitters in baseball have failed to figure out this fearsome pitching prodigy. Mayo interviews scores of players, including Cal Ripken, Jr., Ken Griffey, Jr., Julio Franco, Chipper Jones, Luis Gonzalez, and Juan Pierre, who assess the intimidating Clemens and his effect on the great game.

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