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 30, 2018
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Product Number: Z100143626
Released: Oct 30, 2018
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ISBN: #9781977396068
Narrator/s: Leon Nixon
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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The Year of the Pitcher is the story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, with the Detroit Tigers coming back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in Game Seven of the World Series. In 1968, two remarkable pitchers would dominate the game as well as the broadsheets. One was black, the other white. Bob Gibson, together with the St. Louis Cardinals, embodied an entire generation's hope for integration at a heated moment in American history. Denny McLain, his adversary, was a crass self-promoter who eschewed the team charter and his Detroit Tigers teammates to zip cross-country in his own plane. 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. Together, the two have come to stand as iconic symbols, giving the fans "The Year of the Pitcher" and changing the game.

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The Year of the Pitcher
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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
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Author(s): Sridhar Pappu
Product Number EB00699323
Released: Oct 03, 2017
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ISBN: #9781328768131

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