The Year of the Pitcher

Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball's Golden Age
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Author(s): Sridhar Pappu
Original Publish Date: Oct 03, 2017
Product Number: EB00699323
Released: Oct 03, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781328768131
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"Both a pleasure and a revelation."—Daniel Okrent, author of Nine Innings In 1968, two astounding pitchers would dominate the game as never before. One was black, the other white. The stoic Bob Gibson, together with the St. Louis Cardinals, embodied an entire generation's hope for integration at a heated moment in American history. The flashy Denny McLain was a crass self-promoter who lived a life apart from his Detroit Tigers teammates, searching for fame. But for one season, the nation watched as these two men and their teams swept their respective league championships to meet at the World Series. Gibson set a major-league record that year with a 1.12 ERA. McLain won more than 30 games in 1968, a feat not achieved since 1934 and untouched since. They would reach these heights against the backdrop of assassinations, while boys boarded planes to Saigon and riots swept through American cities, forever changing the fabric of this country. In the grand tradition of David Halberstam, The Year of the Pitcher evokes a nostalgic season and its incredible characters through the story of one of the great rivalries in sports, painting an indelible portrait of the national pastime during our most turbulent era.

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CD
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Author(s): Sridhar Pappu
Narrator(s): Leon Nixon
Product Number DD41555
Released: Oct 30, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977316066
eAudio
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Author(s): Sridhar Pappu
Narrator(s): Leon Nixon
Product Number Z100143626
Released: Oct 30, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977396068

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