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Why Michael couldn't hit : and other tales of the neurology of sports

Author: Harold L Klawans
Publisher: [New York, NY] : W.H. Freeman, ©1996.
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The author analyzes "some of the great brains of great athletes...to show how both accomplishment and tragedy may be the result of some unusual neurons."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold L Klawans
ISBN: 0716730014 9780716730019
OCLC Number: 34984097
Description: xii, 308 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The pregame show --
Why Michael Jordan couldn't hit a baseball --
Primo Carnera : the bigger they are --
The first overtime : sudden death --
The seventh inning stretch : Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky --
The bantam : Ben Hogan --
The nineteenth hole : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart --
Muhammad Ali's brain --
Between rounds --
The men with the not-so-golden arms : J.R. Richard and Whitey Ford --
The tenth inning : Bruce Sutter --
Flying like a butterfly : Wilma Rudolph --
The four-minute neurologist : Roger Bannister --
A break in the action : Willie Mays, Vic Wertz, and Eddie Gaedel --
Just right : Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf --
One fine morning : Lou Gehrig --
First-half Jameson --
Saving the best for last : Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
Other Titles: Why Michael could not hit
Responsibility: Harold L. Klawans.

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This work explores and explains the neurological twists and turns that helped make some of the world's greatest athletes as successful as they are, or, conversely, those neurological factors that  Read more...

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