Synopses & Reviews
What is it about a quality fastball that brings us to the edge of our seats? How is it humanly possible to throw faster than 100 mph? And the big question: Who is the fastest pitcher ever?
High Heat takes us on what filmmaker Ken Burns calls a "compelling, relentless, riveting" quest to deliver answers to the most intriguing questions about the fastball. Wendel provides insight into one of baseball's most exhilarating yet mystifying draws while exploring the remarkable feats and trials of the pitchers who have attempted to master it.
"High Heat is a great idea brilliantly executed. Wendel
delivers this fastball with a winning mix of science, biography, and mythology."--David Maraniss, author of Clemente
An irresistible journey to the heart of baseball and our infatuation with one of the games most fascinating and elusive draws
About the Author
Tim Wendel is the author of eight books. A founding editor of USA Today Baseball Weekly, he has written for Esquire, GQ, and Washingtonian magazines. He lives in Vienna, Virginia.