The Best Pitcher in Baseball

Operating at 79th and Wentworth Avenue, the Giants played in the Chicago municipal semipro circuit but also battled top black baseball teams from throughout the region. In the opening contest of a three-game series against the ...

Author: Robert Charles Cottrell

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814772362

Category: Sports & Recreation

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When Rube Foster was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981, his rightful place alongside baseball's greatest black heroes was at last firmly established. A world-class pitcher, a formidable manager, and a brilliant administrator, Rube Foster was arguably more influential in breaking down the color barrier in major league baseball than the venerable Jackie Robinson. Born in 1879, Rube Foster pitched for the legendary black baseball teamsthe Cuban X-Giants and the Philadelphia Giants before becoming player-manager of the Leland Giants and the Chicago American Giants. Long a central figure in black baseball, he founded baseball's first black leaguethe Negro National League in 1920. From its inception, the Negro League served as a vehicle through which many of the finest black players could showcase their considerable talents. Challenging racial discrimination and stereotypes, it ultimately set the stage for future efforts to contest Jim Crow. Despite the long-standing success of the Negro National League as an influential black institution, Rube Foster was deeply embittered by organized baseball's unmitigated refusal to lift the color barrier. He died a broken man in 1930. The Best Pitcher in Baseball is the story of a man of unparalleled vision and organizational acumen whose passion for justice changed the face of baseball forever. It is a moving tribute to a man and his dream.
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Best MLB Pitchers of All Time

Although the stars change with each generation, the legends live on forever.

Author: Will Graves

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781629681337

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Although the stars change with each generation, the legends live on forever. This title introduces those legends, past and present, with colorful stories about their most memorable moments. With spotlight stats, info boxes, a glossary, additional resources, and more, this title is jam-packed with information fit for any baseball fan. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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K A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

In K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches, Tyler Kepner traces the colorful stories and fascinating folklore behind the ten major pitches.

Author: Tyler Kepner

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385541022

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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From the New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today The baseball is an amazing plaything. We can grip it and hold it so many different ways, and even the slightest calibration can turn an ordinary pitch into a weapon to thwart the greatest hitters in the world. Each pitch has its own history, evolving through the decades as the masters pass it down to the next generation. From the earliest days of the game, when Candy Cummings dreamed up the curveball while flinging clamshells on a Brooklyn beach, pitchers have never stopped innovating. In K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches, Tyler Kepner traces the colorful stories and fascinating folklore behind the ten major pitches. Each chapter highlights a different pitch, from the blazing fastball to the fluttering knuckleball to the slippery spitball. Infusing every page with infectious passion for the game, Kepner brings readers inside the minds of combatants sixty feet, six inches apart. Filled with priceless insights from many of the best pitchers in baseball history including twenty-two Hall of Famers--from Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, and Nolan Ryan to Greg Maddux, Mariano Rivera, and Clayton Kershaw--K will be the definitive book on pitching and join such works as The Glory of Their Times and Moneyball as a classic of the genre.
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Baseball s No Hit Wonders

The book fleshes out the colorful characters, compelling narratives and statistical oddities from baseball's 294 no-hit efforts--as well as the many near misses that are also part of the national pastime's storied history.

Author: Dirk Lammers

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ISBN: 1609531256

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 496

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Baseball's No-Hit Wonders, with a foreword written by former Major League Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent, honors such legendary pitchers as Cy Young, Bob Feller, Nolan Ryan and Sandy Koufax, while introducing readers to other eccentrics and one-shot wonders who have thrown no-hitters. The book fleshes out the colorful characters, compelling narratives and statistical oddities from baseball's 294 no-hit efforts--as well as the many near misses that are also part of the national pastime's storied history. Painstaking research and personal interviews have allowed the author to pack great detail into a fun, fast-paced take on the game, revealing the stories of the no-hitter thrown by a pitcher on acid, the hitters most adept at breaking up no-hitters and other gems thrown by guys with nicknames of Bumpus, Bobo, Cannonball and Nixey. Even the game's greatest slugger is credited with a partial no-hitter, and all he did was throw a punch! Chapters detailing the best no-hitters of all time are interspersed with "Did You Know?" lists that include no-hitters by team, city and day of the week, no-hitters of the Negro Leagues, catchers who caught the most no-nos and the best pitchersnot to throw a no-hitter.
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Pedro Martinez A Biography

ABOUT THE BOOK There has never been a pitcher in baseball history–not Walter Johnson, not Lefty Grove, not Sandy Koufax, not Tom Seaver, not Roger Clemens–who was more overwhelming than the young Pedro. —Joe Posnanski, Sports ...

Author: Anita Y. Tsuchiya

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 9781614646662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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ABOUT THE BOOK There has never been a pitcher in baseball history–not Walter Johnson, not Lefty Grove, not Sandy Koufax, not Tom Seaver, not Roger Clemens–who was more overwhelming than the young Pedro. —Joe Posnanski, Sports Illustrated I always said you need four things to be a great pitcher–location, movement, velocity, and deception. He's got all those. Now, you add the intelligence he brings to the mound and we're not talking about a mere mortal here. —Jim Palmer, Hall of Fame pitcher Any way you measure it, Pedro Martinez rises to the top of the list of greatest pitchers in the history of baseball. He was a phenomenal pitcher who could throw as hard as Nolan Ryan, locate with the precision of Tom Glavine, and effectively employ a variety of pitches unparalleled by anyone. Martinez played in the major leagues for 18 seasons, from 1992-2009. He pitched during the modern era of offense-driven baseball, facing challenges pitchers from earlier decades couldn’t have imagined. By the time of Martinez’s playing days, the game had evolved to become more fan-friendly, which meant higher scoring games and tape-measure homeruns. These changes included rules designed to make it easier to hit the ball, athletic players who could drive balls further, better bat designs that improved control, league expansion that spread the talent pool across more teams, and importantly for pitchers in the American League, the introduction of the designated hitter. Martinez made these changes irrelevant. During the prime years of his career, he dominated the game as few other pitchers have, before or since. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Sportswriters filling out MVP ballots are supposed to consider five “rules”:Actual value of a player to his team, that is, strength of offense and defenseNumber of games playedGeneral character, disposition, loyalty and effortFormer winners are eligibleMembers of the committee may vote for more than one member of a team Martinez received the most first-place votes but lost to Ivan Rodriguez on total points because two writers left Martinez’ name completely off their ballots. Writers George King and LaVelle Neal argued pitchers should not be eligible for the MVP because they rarely contribute to team offense and appear in such a small percentage of total innings played. While this debate is a common one among players and fans, voting sportswriters are instructed to, “Keep in mind that all players are eligible for MVP, including pitchers and designated hitters.” King’s excuse was particularly odd, considering the previous year he voted for two pitchers, Rick Helling and David Wells... Buy the book to continue reading! Follow @hyperink on Twitter! Visit us at www.facebook.com/hyperink! Go to www.hyperink.com to join our newsletter and get awesome freebies! CHAPTER OUTLINE Pedro Martinez: Biography of a Future Hall-of-Fame Pitcher + The Best of the Best + Viva la Republica Dominicana! + Not Your Granddad's Game + Shutting Down the DH + ...and much more
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One Hundred Years Rating the Best Major League Baseball Pitchers

Emerson's book rates the best major league pitchers according to their eight category lifetime record. Written over the decades with 30-year pitching stats, and based on the pitching record of the immortal Babe Ruth.

Author: James S. Emerson

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ISBN: 0759665265

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 436

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Emerson's book rates the best major league pitchers according to their eight category lifetime record. Written over the decades with 30-year pitching stats, and based on the pitching record of the immortal Babe Ruth.
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Baseball s Best Pitchers 1876 1992

Don Drysdale teamed with Sandy Koufax to give the Dodgers one of the best pitching tandems in the history of baseball . Between them they won nearly 300 games in the 1960s , even though Koufax retired at the end of the 1966 season .

Author: Ralph L. Horton

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ISBN: PSU:000021175367

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 84

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Johan Santana

Johan Santana is a baseball star from a country better known for its soccer players.

Author: Luis García

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781422291849

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Johan Santana is a baseball star from a country better known for its soccer players. But Santana really shines as one of the best pitchers in baseball. His fastballs and changeups keep fans and batters guessing. His talent has made him a fan favorite. Read about how Santana fought his way to the top--from playing ball in the neighborhood to making it in the Big Leagues. His journey to the top hasn't always been smooth, but Johan Santana has fought hard to earn his place in baseball.
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100 Greatest Pitchers

Lists the best pitchers of all time, briefly sketches each player's career, and summarizes their most notable accomplishments

Author: Brent P. Kelley

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 0517656124

Category: Pitchers (Baseball)

Page: 108

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Lists the best pitchers of all time, briefly sketches each player's career, and summarizes their most notable accomplishments
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The Best Pitcher in Baseball

A portrait of one of the great figures of the Negro League recreates the life of Rube Foster, the pitcher, manager, and administrator who helped shaped the league into a success.

Author: Robert Charles Cottrell

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814716151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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A portrait of one of the great figures of the Negro League recreates the life of Rube Foster, the pitcher, manager, and administrator who helped shaped the league into a success.
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Baseball s Great Hispanic Pitchers

The next two outings for baseball's best pitcher came against New York. Martínez received a no-decision in a “semi”-rematch against Clemens on June 14—the Rocket exiting after an inning with a strained groin.

Author: Lou Hernandez

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786479757

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 316

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Baseball has had many outstanding Latin American pitchers since the early 20th century. This book profiles the greatest Hispanic hurlers to toe the rubber from the mounds of the major leagues, winter leagues and Negro leagues. The careers of the top major league pitchers to come from Central and South America and the Caribbean are examined in decade-by-decade portrayals, culminating with an all-time ranking by the author. The grand exploits of these athletes backdrop the evolving pitching eras of the game, from the macho, complete-game period that existed for the majority of the last century to the financially-driven, pitch-count sensitive culture that dominates baseball thinking today.
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Fools Rush Inn

But I keep going back, because I've never seen such a perfect spot for fish to live in. ... Make a list of the best pitchers in baseball, in any era, and what you will find is that 80% of them are not ground ball pitchers.

Author: Bill James

Publisher: ACTA Publications

ISBN: 9780879466138

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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In this second collection of recent articles (the first was Solid Fool's Gold), groundbreaking sabermetrician and baseball historian Bill James takes his unique way of looking at the world and applies it to topics as diverse as the major league players who went out on top, whether ground ball pitchers are as good (or as bad) as people think, do hitters like Yasiel Puig have hot hand streaks (they do) and why (that's a different question), and do teams have tough stretches and soft patches in their schedules (they do) and how to mention them. Along the way, James takes several detours to discuss his views on classical music, fiction versus non-fiction, keeping will animals in captivity, conservatives and liberals, and several other things that interest or offend him. He even includes a couple of his favorite old baseball stories and a new way to summarize something's or someone's history in exactly 10-25-50-100-200-500 words.
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Stat Geek Baseball the Best Ever Book

Stat Geek Baseball, the Best Ever Book, now updated through the 2011 season, all from the staff of Stat Geek Baseball and baseballevaluation.com.

Author: Baseballevaluation Com

Publisher: Jdp Econ Publications

ISBN: 0974533866

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

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What batter had the best season ever? Which pitcher dominated the regular season at a higher level than any other pitcher in history. In Stat Geek Baseball, the Best Ever Book, now updated through the end of the 2012 postseason, from the staff at baseballevaluation.com, we answer those questions and more. There are hundreds of players listed, plus explanations of the Top Ten. And it's more than the top seasons of individual batters and pitchers, there are Best Ever lists of the top players by every Team in baseball history, from the long forgotten ones like the Keokuk Westerns to your favorites from coast to coast, yes, the New York Yankees to the Minnesota Twins to the Los Angeles Dodgers. It includes best ever lists for the regular season, postseason, and careers plus rankings, ratings, and bonus sections on the Hall of Fame players and the Best Teams Ever, too. Yes, this is a book of best ever lists, but it's also a whole lot more with the unique stats from the baseballevaluation.com stat rating model you can't get anywhere else. Second edition published 11-10-2012.
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Baseball s Other All Stars

His legendary pitching repertoire included his famous hesitation pitch , as well as other unique deliveries , such as his be - ball , his bat - dodger ... He was one of the most gifted pitchers in baseball history - black or white .

Author: William F. McNeil

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786407840

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

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Baseball is played in all corners of the world, so it is no surprise to learn that some of the greatest hardballers of all time never played on a U.S. major league diamond. Who knows what major league records would have been shattered had Sadaharu Oh of Japan, Josh Gibson of the Negro Leagues, Martin Dihigo of Cuba, Francisco Coimbre of Puerto Rico and Hector Espino of Mexico played in the United States. This work is a survey of the greatest baseball players who never played in the U.S. major leagues. The greatest players from the various professional leagues outside organized baseball in the United States are reviewed, and all-star teams are selected for each league. Finally, the author selects an "all-world all-star team" from the individual all-star teams from Japan, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Negro Leagues.
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The Ferrell Brothers of Baseball

Best. Pitcher. in. Baseball. Cleveland offered Wes $7,000 for ¡930 but the hurler wanted $¡2,000. “Ferrell is more ofa business man than the average 22-year-old ballplayer,” noted The Sporting News. A compromise was reached at $¡0,000 ...

Author: Dick Thompson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786420063

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 316

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Here is the baseball history of three brothers. George was the eldest of the trio and the local hero. He played, managed and scouted in professional baseball for 50 years. Rick was the cerebral baseball brother. He devoted 60 years to the game in such capacities as college player, eight-time major league all-star, coach, scout and major league executive. Wes was the natural. He was as talented as anyone who ever set foot on a baseball diamond and as good as any pitcher who ever threw a ball. This work chronicles the Ferrell family history with a major emphasis on George, Rick, and Wes; all the baseball doings; and includes numerous photographs. An appendix offers a year-by-year statistical look at the baseball careers of all seven Ferrell brothers including date of birth, height, weight, league, team, position, and averages, among other data.
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Baseball s Most Baffling MVP Ballots

Relying on a crackling fastball, a complementary curve ball (thrown mainly as a change-of-pace), and unerring control, Roberts was the best pitcher in baseball. Roberts pitched 40 more innings (or about five starts worth), ...

Author: Jeremy Lehrman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476626130

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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 From its colorful beginnings more than a century ago, baseball’s annual Most Valuable Player Award has become the most prestigious (and contentious) individual honor in the sport. No accolade means more to players, fans or the media. No other award can claim a voting history so rich in alleged snubs, grudges, conspiracies and incompetence. Examining the most controversial ballots, this book attempts to settle some arguments and answer some compelling questions: Which of the so-called “worst MVPs” holds up to modern statistical analysis? Who cast the single worst vote in MVP history? Does racial bias influence the vote? Who really deserved the award in a given year?
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Best Canadian Sports Writing

I don't normally watch baseball games of this intensity at home with my family, but on this night I was. ... mound to Wade Davis, who over the inning or so he usually pitches at a time was possibly the best pitcher in baseball in 2015.

Author: Stacey May Fowles

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781773050867

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 380

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38 pieces that will be remembered for seasons to come For 25 years, sports journalists south of the border have been collected in best-of anthologies. With Best Canadian Sports Writing, editors Stacey May Fowles and Pasha Malla offer a long overdue rejoinder from the North, showcasing top literary sports writing from diverse homegrown talent. This extraordinary anthology of recent writing mixes columns and long-form journalism, profiles and reportage, new voices and well-known favourites such as Stephen Brunt, Rachel Giese, Eric Koreen, Morgan Campbell, and Cathal Kelly. The assembled pieces offer polished prose, unusual perspectives, and rare insight into their subjects, whether itÕs a Filipino basketball league in the Yukon, the rise and fall of ski ballet, or a field trip to the Mexican hometown of the JaysÕ Roberto Osuna. With its many voices and approaches, Best Canadian Sports Writing expands the genre into more democratic and conversational territory, celebrating the perspectives of both fans and experts alike. These remarkable pieces offer lasting insight that, like sport itself, excites, inspires, and never fails to reveal the truth about ourselves.
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The Baseball Coaching Bible

To illustrate the importance of this decision , it is important to remember that any team in the playoffs probably has one outstanding pitcher . Baseball is a game where just one man , a good pitcher , can keep his team in the game .

Author: Jerry Kindall

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736001611

Category: Education

Page: 369

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Covers all aspects of coaching baseball including creating effective practive sessions, motivating players, and building a successful program.
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Almost Perfect

In 2013, Darvish was certainly one of the best pitchers in baseball. His record was just 13-9, but his 2.83 ERA and major-league high 277 strikeouts spoke to the excellence of his pitching, which earned him second place in the American ...

Author: Joe Cox

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493019519

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 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—recounting their games in thrilling fashion, telling the personal stories of the fascinating (and very human) baseball figures involved, and exploring the historical American and baseball backdrops of each flawed gem. 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.”
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Forum

He started his career as a pitcher with the Boston Red Sox , but in 1919 he N HMK was sold to the Yankees . For the next 86 years , the Red Sox failed to win a Top : Babe Ruth ( far left ) is one of many baseball heroes whose photos are ...

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