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Tom Seaver and Me - by Pat Jordan (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 192

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Sports

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Post Hill Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: Pat Jordan

Language: English

Street Date: May 26, 2020
TCIN: 79981904
UPC: 9781642934618
Item Number (DPCI): 247-45-8936
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description

The story of a forty-year friendship between two strong-willed, talented men--one a great success as a baseball pitcher, the other an abject failure.

I tell him what Hemingway said about writing talent, "It's like a knife blade. If you save it it gets dull and rusty. Better to use it constantly to keep it sharp even if it wears down."

Tom tilts his head like dogs do when confused by their master. He says, with a small smile, "You just keep thinking, Butch. That's what you're good at."

I say, "I got vision, Sundance, and the rest of the world wears bifocals."

Tom throws again. Fastball, low outside corner to a right handed batter.

I shake my head and say, "If I could have thrown my fastball to that spot, Big Guy, you'd be interviewing me now."

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Pat Jordan, a $50,000 bonus pitcher with the Milwaukee Braves in 1959, first met Tom Seaver, himself a $50,000 bonus pitcher with the New York Mets--and the greatest pitcher of his generation--in 1971.

Combustible, combative, hilarious, and even touching at times, Tom Seaver and Me tells the story of the forty-year friendship that followed.

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