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Almost Perfect

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Cod: BRT9781493019502

An aparitie: 2017

Autor: Joe Cox

Categoria: Other Sports

Editie: cartonata

Editura: Rowman & Littlefield

Format: 239 x 165 x 27 mm

Limba: English

Nr. pagini: 280



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The rich, poignant tales of major league baseball's most hard-luck fraternity-the pitchers of its Almost-Perfect Games

From 1908 to 2015, there have been thirteen pitchers who have begun Major League Baseball games by retiring the first twenty-six opposing batters, but then, one out from completing a perfect game, somehow faltering (or having perfection stolen from them). Three other pitchers did successfully retire twenty-seven batters in a row, but are still not credited with perfect games. While stories of pitching the perfect game have been told and retold, Almost Perfect looks at how baseball, at its core, is about heartbreak, and these sixteen men are closer to what baseball really is, and why we remain invested in the sport. Author Joe Cox visits this notion through a century of baseball and through these sixteen pitchers-from George "Hooks" Wiltse's nearly perfect game in 1908 to "Hard Luck" Harvey Haddix's 12-inning, 36-consecutive-outs performance on May 26, 1959 (the most astounding single-game pitching performance in baseball history) to Max Scherzer's near miss in 2015, Joe Cox's book captures the action, the humanity, and the history of the national pastime's greatest "almosts."

Cartea Almost Perfect face parte din categoria Other Sports a librariei online Libris.ro si este scrisa de Joe Cox.
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