RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 211960100 LA English UL http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=220311 T1 Pitching in a pinch : baseball from the inside A1 Mathewson, Christy,, Morgan, Adams., Blackstone Audiobooks., PB Blackstone Audio PP [Ashland, Or.] YR 2008 SN 9781433243462 1433243466 AB Pitching in a Pinch, originally published in 1912, is an insider's account blending anecdote, biography, instruction, and social history. It celebrates baseball as it was played in the first decade of the twentieth century by famous contemporaries like Honus Wagner and Ruby Marquand, managers like John McGraw and Connie Mack, and many others. Always sensitive to psychology as well as technique, Mathewson describes the "dangerous batters" he faced, the "peculiarities" of big-league pitchers, the "good and bad" of coaching, umpiring, sign-stealing, base-running, spring training, and the importance of superstition to athletes. Matty, as he was called, makes the reader feel that tense moment when a player in a pinch must use his head.