Pitching in a Pinch

Baseball from the Inside
Product Number: EB00388509
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101614396
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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An inside baseball memoir from the game's first superstar, with a foreword by Chad Harbach Christy Mathewson was one of the most dominant pitchers ever to play baseball. Posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of the "Five Immortals," he was an unstoppable force on the mound, winning at least twenty-two games for twelve straight seasons and pitching three complete-game shutouts in the 1905 World Series. Pitching in a Pinch, his witty and digestible book of baseball insights, stories, and wisdom, was first published over a hundred years ago and presents readers with Mathewson's plainspoken perspective on the diamond of yore-on the players, the chances they took, the jinxes they believed in, and, most of all, their love of the game. Baseball fans will love to read first-hand accounts of the infamous Merkle's Boner incident, Giants manager John McGraw, and the unstoppable Johnny Evers and to learn how much-and just how little-has really changed in a hundred years. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Christy Mathewson
Original Publish Date: Mar 27, 2013

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Author(s): Christy Mathewson
Narrator(s): Adams Morgan
Product Number DD6250
Released: Jul 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470889005
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Author(s): Christy Mathewson
Narrator(s): Kyle Tait
Genre: Sports
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Released: Nov 28, 2019
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ISBN: #9781094078656
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Author(s): Christy Mathewson
Narrator(s): Adams Morgan
Product Number Z100095524
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481548045

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