Downloadable audio books
|提及的人：||Christy Mathewson; Christy Mathewson|
|材料类型：||有声书，等, 录音, 互联网资源|
|文件类型：||互联网资源, 计算机文档, 音响资料|
Christy Mathewson; Adams Morgan; Blackstone Audiobooks.
Title from image on Web page (viewed Feb. 27, 2008).
Previously released on compact disc, 1999.
|演员：||Read by Adams Morgan.|
|描述：||1 online resource (1 sound file)|
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.