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The evolution of pitching in major league baseball

Author: William McNeil
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The author discusses the changes in rules that helped mold baseball into its modern form, and discusses innovators, early stars, and modern day standouts. The book explores rule changes, adaptations to pitching and pitching strategies, and the effect of pitcher injuries and conditioning, among other influences"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McNeil, William.
Evolution of pitching in major league baseball.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006
(OCoLC)607793797
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William McNeil
ISBN: 0786424680 9780786424689
OCLC Number: 64591915
Description: viii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The evolution of pitching --
In the beginning: up to 1844 --
The early days of the game: 1845 to 1875 --
The professional game: 1876 to 1892 --
The modern game begins: 1893 to 1919 --
The lively ball era: 1920 to 1946 --
The golden age of baseball: 1947 to 1960 --
The modern era: 1961 to 2004 --
The elements of pitching, yesterday and today --
Rule changes that have affected the pitcher --
Lively balls, deadly bats, and shrinking ballparks --
Pitchers and pitching strategy --
Former players speak --
Pitcher injuries and conditioning-then and now --
The state of major league pitching.
Responsibility: William F. McNeil.
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