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27 Men Out

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 336 Nombre de pages
Recounts the behind-the-scenes stories of fourteen landmark games in which pitchers played "perfect" games, discussing the achieve... Lire la suite
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Recounts the behind-the-scenes stories of fourteen landmark games in which pitchers played "perfect" games, discussing the achievements of the pitching athletes and the circumstances that contributed to their successes.

Auteur
Bill James made his mark in the 1970s and 1980s with his Baseball Abstracts. He has been tearing down preconceived notions about America’s national pastime ever since. He is currently the Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox, as well as the author of The Man from the Train. James lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife, Susan McCarthy, and three children.

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Michael Coffey examines how the timing of baseball's perfect games have reflected American history and addresses how these rare incidents of ultimate performance exhibit how the game and the country have simultaneously evolved.

Résumé
Now in paperback, Michael Coffey's wonderful book about baseball's holy grail, the perfect game: “The best baseball book of the...season” (Booklist).

There have been only fifteen perfect games pitched in the modern era of baseball: The great Cy Young fittingly hurled the first one, in 1904, and Randy Johnson pitched the last one, in May 2004. In between, some great and famous pitchers—Sandy Koufax, Catfish Hunter, Jim Bunning, and Don Larsen—performed the feat, as did those lesser-known, like Charlie Robertson and Len Barker. Fifteen in 160,000 games: The odds are staggering.

In 27 Men Out, popular historian Michael Coffey offers an expansive look at these unsurpassable pitching performances. Here you'll find play-by-play accounts of each of the fifteen perfect games and expert assessments of those who pitched them. Along the way, Coffey goes beyond the box scores to provide fascinating details about how these games unfolded, as well as compelling anecdotes about all of the key players—from Koufax's controversial holdout with Don Drysdale to Mike Witt's victimization by the baseball commissioner to Dennis Martinez's struggle up from an impoverished Nicaraguan childhood.

A must-have for baseball fans, historians, and statisticians alike, 27 Men Out is an exciting new benchmark in sports literature.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: 27 Men Out
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Code EAN: 9780743446075
ISBN: 978-0-7434-4607-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Simon & Schuster N.Y.
Genre: Sport
nombre de pages: 336
Poids: 302g
Taille: H214mm x B140mm x T20mm
Année: 2005
Auflage: Atria Bks Trade.