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Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember

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Pitchers are at the heart of baseball. Each has the potential to make his team a winner or, very quickly, a loser. The pressure is huge. In the end, only those with both the arm and the heart and the ability to manage extraordinary stress will emerge as champions.

John Feinstein looks into this complex side of the game through the events of one nerve-racking season and through the eyes of two great pitchers trying to perform at the highest possible level in the twilight of their careers in the biggest media fishbowl in America. Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina have seen it all in the Major Leagues, remarkable highs and heartbreaking lows. Both entered the 2007 season in search of individual milestones and one more shot at the World Series--Glavine with the Mets, Mussina a few miles and one borough away with the Yankees. Despite their proximity, they experienced very different seasons--one pitching for a team dealing with the pressure of trying to qualify for the World Series for the first time in seven years; the other with a legendary team, expected to be there every year.

Feinstein captures the rollercoaster that was the 2007 season for both teams through the experiences of two pitchers at the center of it all. John Feinstein provides a true insider's look into the most intensely watched and scrutinized position in sports-Major League starting pitcher.

About the Author

John Feinstein is the bestselling author of Tales from Q School, Last Dance, Next Man Up, Let Me Tell You a Story (with Red Auerbach), Caddy for Life, Open, The Punch, The Last Amateurs, The Majors, A Good Walk Spoiled, A Civil War, A Season on the Brink, Play Ball, Hard Courts, and three sports mystery novels for young readers. He writes for The Washington Post, Washington Post.com, and Golf Digest, and is a regular commentator on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316113922
Subtitle:
Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember
Author:
Feinstein, John
Author:
Feinstein, John
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
General
Subject:
New york yankees (baseball team)
Subject:
Glavine, Tom
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Subject:
Baseball - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090511
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 2 in 1.16 lb

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