Steve Fiffer How to Watch Baseball

ISBN 13: 9780816020010

How to Watch Baseball

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9780816020010: How to Watch Baseball

The first book to help the fan appreciate the subtleties of the game that usually takes years of watching to learn. The author writes for Sports Illustrated, Sport, Inside Sports, and the New York Times. Illustrated.

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"Baseball . . . is a complicated game to play, but not hard to understand if you know what to watch for." Fiffer, who writes for Sports Illustrated and Sport magazines, explains what to "watch for" in chapters devoted to pitching, hitting, defensive strategy, base stealing, the role of the manager, and on-field communication. The reader will learn why a batter is unlikely to bunt the ball with a count of one and two, what a change up is, and what the role of the third base coach is. Dick Howser, Ken Harrelson, Carlton Fisk, etc., contribute their expertise to this unique inside look at the mechanics of the game suitable for the novice and knowledgeable baseball fan alike. (Illustrations not seen.) Jo DeLapo, Queens Borough P.L, New York
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

This study of the fine points of baseball is too detailed to interest most fans; its chief readership will likely be players and sports reporters. Fiffer, who writes for several sports magazines, examines the roles of managers, coaches and players at all the positions. But the matters dealt with heresuch as whether a coach's touch of his cap is a signal or a prelude to a signal, whether it is possible for someone (even a batter) to tell whether a pitch is a curve or a slider or a change-up, whether the mound in the bullpen is higher or lower than the mound on the fieldare too technical to interest the average viewer in the stands. Illustrations not seen by PW.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Published by Facts on File (1989)
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