Pitching in a Pinch by Christy Mathewson audiobook

Pitching in a Pinch: Baseball from the Inside

By Christy Mathewson
Read by Kyle Tait

Spoken Realms

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094078618

  • ISBN: 9781094078601

  • ISBN: 9781094078625

Runtime: 6.05 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An inside baseball memoir from the game’s first superstar

Christy Mathewson was one of the most dominant pitchers ever to play baseball. Posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of the “Five Immortals,” he was an unstoppable force on the mound, winning at least twenty-two games for twelve straight seasons and pitching three complete-game shutouts in the 1905 World Series. Pitching in a Pinch, his witty and digestible book of baseball insights, stories, and wisdom, was first published over a hundred years ago and presents readers with Mathewson’s plainspoken perspective on the diamond of yore—on the players, the chances they took, the jinxes they believed in, and, most of all, their love of the game. Baseball fans will love to read first-hand accounts of the infamous Merkle’s Boner incident, Giants manager John McGraw, and the unstoppable Johnny Evers and to learn how much—and just how little—has really changed in a hundred years.

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Author Bio: Christy Mathewson

Author Bio: Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson (1880–1925) was the greatest baseball pitcher of his day, a hero with appeal reaching beyond sports. A college-educated player from Pennsylvania farm country, he restored respectability to a game tarnished by the rowdies who had dominated baseball in the 1890s. Mathewson was the first national baseball superstar through his seventeen-year career in the major leagues, mostly with the New York Giants.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 6.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English