Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception (MP3 CD)

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Anyone who is a fan of baseball, anyone who ever savored a hot dog or a hard bleacher seat or the smell of a leather glove, anyone who ever marveled at the magnitude of a game, an inning, an at-bat, a pitch -- Terry McDermott wrote Off Speed for you.

In 2012, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners pitched a perfect game, only the 23rd in the 140-year history of baseball. McDermott uses this monumental performance as a window into the history of the sport, of his baseball-obsessed Iowa hometown, of pitching, and of that celebrated showdown between pitcher and batter. How did pitches develop over time? How did rule changes completely transform -- again and again -- the very basics of our nation's pastime? What on earth is going through a pitcher's mind when he's up there on the mound?

A fascinating read for sports fans, history buffs, and anyone with baseball in their blood.

— Matt, Longfellow Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9781665145626
ISBN-10: 1665145625
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
Language: English