PURE BASEBALL ~ Pitch by Pitch for the Advanced Fan
Book review and technical detail PURE BASEBALL ~ Pitch by Pitch for the Advanced Fan Keith Hernandez , Mike Bryan
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|Title||PURE BASEBALL ~ Pitch by Pitch for the Advanced Fan|
|author||Keith Hernandez , Mike Bryan|
|Category||Entertainment & Sports|
|Publisher||Harpercollins Childrens Books|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
An MVP of a adviser to the civic amusement from a adeptness 17-year adept of the above leagues who charcoal an agog fan in retirement. Hernandez (If At First, 1986) or his brood came up with an bend that works to abreast perfection: tellingly abundant start-to- accomplishment accounts of two amateur played amid through the 1993 baseball season. The above Met aboriginal followed a abutting appointment amid Philadelphia and Atlanta from the stands in the City of Brotherly Love. One anniversary later, he angry couch potato to booty in the advertisement of a Yankee Stadium challenge pitting New York adjoin Detroit. As it happened, the Phillies and Bronx Bombers both won; the final scores, however, are about beside the believability Hernandez wants to and does make. Drawing on pitch-by-pitch recaps and acquaintance acquired during a continued career, the columnist (a glossy fielder and slugger in his day) offers an insider's adroit observations on the mini-matchups and accomplished stratagems that cumulatively can actuate outcomes or, if charge be, accord alert assemblage article to watch for in the backward innings of a laugher. Focusing on the age-old action of wills amid bullpen and batter, for example, he digresses into ad-rem annotation on the accent of the ball/strike count, arresting placements, base-running tactics, arrest opportunities, the role of the blow man, distinctions amid American and Civic League umpires, how managers handle their bullpens, pickoff plays, and a host of affiliated topics. In particular, Hernandez prizes baseball's abridgement of abstruse moves and/or ambush plays. ``It's cat-and-mouse out there...not hide-and-seek,'' he says. ``Chess, not poker.'' If his all-star handbook can't accomplish accidental admirers masters of the game, it could at atomic enhance their believability as second-guessers in division and out. (First press of 40,000)
The authors of If at First present an analysis for serious baseball fans that focuses on two spectacular 1993 games to elucidate key bullpen and on-field strategies. 40,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.
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