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Publisher Comments:

Former All Star Keith Hernandez teaches even the most learned fan a thing or two about baseball with his unparalleled insight into all aspects of the game, from the action in the bullpen to the positioning on the field to the plays at the plate.

Praise for Pure Baseball:

"We have never seen the game scrutinised with such care and detail. Hernandez provides commentary on two ball games in the 1993 season : a Philles-Braves match-up and an extra innings battle between the Tigers and the Yankees. [He] examines the overall strategies of the game and offers good analyses of fielding techniques, base stealing, lineups, umpiring etiquette, double-steal rundowns, hit-and-runs, signals, infield shifts and more. His most intense and incisive analysis, however, is saved for the psychology of the pitcher-hitter duels. No matter where you are watching, you will never again see the game in the same way."
-- Playboy

"Keith Hernandez, it turns out, is even smarter than we thought he was in the Mets' glory years. All the subtleties of baseball are revealed as the two games unfold. Mr. Hernandez's opinions and pet-peeves--intentional walks, early-inning sacrifices, throwing fastballs to prevent stolen bases, large gaps in the outfield, pitchers who 'nibble. nibble, nibble,"--are well thought out and clearly articulated. [He] is particularly strong in analyzing the cat-and-mouse game played between pitchers and hitters as the count shifts the odds back and forth."
-- New York Times Book Review

"An MVP of a guide to the national pastime from savvy 17-year veteran of the major leagues who remains an ardent fan in retirement. Hernandez came up with an angle that works to near perfection: tellingly detailed start-to-finish accounts of two games played midway through the 1993 baseball season."
-- Kirkus Reviews(starred)

Synopsis:

Former All-Star Keith Hernandez teaches even the most learned fan a thing or two about baseball with his unparalleled insight into all aspects of the game--from the action in the bull pen to the positioning on the field to the plays at the plate. *Lightning Print On Demand Title

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060925918
With:
Bryan, Mike
Author:
Bryan, Mike
Author:
Hernandez, Keith
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Health and physical education
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Baseball -- United States.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
102-18
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.12x5.96x.71 in. .93 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages HarperPerennial,1995, c1994. - English 9780060925918 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Former All-Star Keith Hernandez teaches even the most learned fan a thing or two about baseball with his unparalleled insight into all aspects of the game--from the action in the bull pen to the positioning on the field to the plays at the plate. *Lightning Print On Demand Title

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