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High heat : the secret history of the fastball and the improbable search for the fastest pitcher of all time

Author: Tim Wendel
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Pres edView all editions and formats
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What is it about a quality fastball that brings us to the edge of our seats? How is it humanly possible to throw faster than 100 mph? And the big question: Who is the fastest pitcher ever? High Heat takes us on what filmmaker Ken Burns calls a "compelling, relentless, riveting" quest to deliver answers to the most intriguing questions about the fastball. Wendel provides insight into one of baseball's most
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Wendel
ISBN: 9780306818486 0306818485
OCLC Number: 435418575
Description: xii, 268 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The windup --
The pivot --
The stride --
The arm acceleration --
The release --
The follow-through --
The call --
The top twelve.
Responsibility: Tim Wendel.
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