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The Head Game: Baseball Seen from the Pitcher's Mound (Harvest Book)

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Beyond the techniques and training, baseball begins with one player facing another and the psychological battle that they wage-the head game. In his critically acclaimed and bestselling new book, Roger Kahn presents the story of this supreme war of wits and the people who changed the course of baseball by playing, what he calls, chess at 90 miles an hour. In The Head Game, Kahn investigates not only grips, tactics, and physics, but also the intelligence, maturity, and competitive fire that has inspired some of the greatest hurlers in history.

By covering renowned pitchers and pitching minds-from Christy Mathewson, Cy Young, Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson, and Bruce Sutter to today's reigning pitching coach, Leo Mazzone-Roger Kahn sheds new light on baseball's most pivotal contest. A delightful and edifying tour of America's favorite pastime seen through the pitcher's eyes, The Head Game "is as lively and familiar and old-shoe as the game itself, even today" (Los Angeles Times).

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Baseball's most celebrated chronicler on the history and evolution of the greatest mental and physical duel in sports-between the picture and the batter.

Synopsis:

An opinionated account of the evolution of baseball's central event, by baseball's most celebrated chronicler. Beyond the techniques and training, baseball is essentially a pitcher and a batter and the psychological battle between them. Here is the story of that battle and the people who changed the course of baseball by throwing one. Roger Kahn investigates grips, speeds, and tactics, but also knowledge, maturity, and competitive fire. Illustrations.

About the Author

Roger Kahn, renowned as the author of the award-winning bestseller The Boys of Summer, is the author of sixteen books whose subjects range from baseball to political activism. His most recent book is A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s. Born in Brooklyn, Kahn now lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Prologue: Casting the First Baseball

Book One: Pitching in a Pinch

1. "The Hell It Don't Curve"

2. From Creag to Baseball

3. The Prince of Twirlers

4. Cy Young, Ticket Salesman

5. Mathewson Comes of Age

6. The Righthander from Olympus

Book Two: Modern Times

7. Pitching Goes Out to Lunch

8. Spahnie

9. The Professor

10. The Collie That Worked Like a Doberman

11. A Bullpen Named Bruce

12. Two Armed Men

13. The Pope of Pitching

A Golden Dozen: A Listing of Armed Men

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156013048
Author:
Tinkelman, Murray
Author:
Tinkelman, Murray
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball - Essays & Writings
Subject:
Sports Psychology
Subject:
Pitchers
Subject:
Pitching (Baseball)
Subject:
Pitchers (Baseball)
Subject:
Pitching
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw illustrations throughout
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.68 lb

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Baseball's most celebrated chronicler on the history and evolution of the greatest mental and physical duel in sports-between the picture and the batter.

"Synopsis" by , An opinionated account of the evolution of baseball's central event, by baseball's most celebrated chronicler. Beyond the techniques and training, baseball is essentially a pitcher and a batter and the psychological battle between them. Here is the story of that battle and the people who changed the course of baseball by throwing one. Roger Kahn investigates grips, speeds, and tactics, but also knowledge, maturity, and competitive fire. Illustrations.

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