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Pitch by Pitch : My View of One Unforgettable Game (Hardcover) (Bob Gibson)

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Pitch by Pitch gets inside Bob Gibson's head on the evening of October 2, 1968, when he took the mound in game one of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and struck out a record seventeen batters. Gibson, known as one of the most intimidating pitchers in baseball history, relives each inning and every pitch. Facing down batter after batter, Gibson shares his insights into every player that stepped into the batter's box against him that day-recounting in candid and in-depth detail the pitches he threw, his control over the ball, and moments of frustration and synchronicity with his teammates.

This iconic game and all its players come to life on the page as Gibson gives a behind-the-scenes look at the way he played the game, his relationships with teammates, coaches, and opponents, and their lives on and off the field. Like Dan Okrent's classic book Nine Innings, Pitch by Pitch is a detailed look at a single fascinating game, told from the unique viewpoint of the mound and in the words of a perceptive pitcher who was one of baseball's all-time greats.

Pitch by Pitch gets inside Bob Gibson's head on the evening of October 2, 1968, when he took the mound in game one of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and struck out a record seventeen batters. Gibson, known as one of the most intimidating pitchers in baseball history, relives each inning and every pitch. Facing down batter after batter, Gibson shares his insights into every player that stepped into the batter's box against him that day-recounting in candid and in-depth detail the pitches he threw, his control over the ball, and moments of frustration and synchronicity with his teammates.

This iconic game and all its players come to life on the page as Gibson gives a behind-the-scenes look at the way he played the game, his relationships with teammates, coaches, and opponents, and their lives on and off the field. Like Dan Okrent's classic book Nine Innings, Pitch by Pitch is a detailed look at a single fascinating game, told from the unique viewpoint of the mound and in the words of a perceptive pitcher who was one of baseball's all-time greats.

Number of Pages: 243
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Bob Gibson
Language: English
Street Date: October 6, 2015
TCIN: 21473443
UPC: 9781250061041
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-7887
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