The Complete Game

The Complete Game

Reflections on Baseball, Pitching, and Life on the Mound

Book - 2009
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Ron Darling has been beloved by Mets fans since he helped his team win the 1986 World Series. Today he is considered one of the most articulate and insightful broadcasters in baseball, bringing the game to life in ways that few can match. Now he gives us an engaging, sophisticated, practical, and philosophical exploration of the art, strategy, and psychology of pitching.

Darling takes us inside the pitcher's mind, illuminating the subtler aspects of the game and providing a deeper appreciation of what happens on the field. He explains why the position of pitcher is uniquely strategic and complex and explores the various tactics a pitcher uses in different scenarios, including the countless factors in deciding what to throw and how he bounces back from a tough inning. Throughout, we get a glimpse of what it feels like to stand alone on the mound, the center of attention for tens of thousands of fans.

While there are technical books on pitching, there is no other book that examines the position in such compelling depth as The Complete Game. Filled with captivating, real-life anecdotes, it will do for pitching what Ted Williams's The Science of Hitting did for batting--and it will be an essential book for every fan and aspiring player.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
ISBN: 9780307269843
0307269841
Branch Call Number: Sports & Games 796.357 Dar
Additional Contributors: Paisner, Daniel

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