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Throwing Heat, The Autobiography of Nolan Ryan

Ryan, Nolan; Harvey Frommer

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ISBN 10: 038524438X / ISBN 13: 9780385244381
Published by Doubleday, New York, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Inscribed on the half-title page by Ryan. First edition, 1988. Cloth-backed boards in dust jacket, 236 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked text, Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector. Bookseller Inventory # s00017399

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Title: Throwing Heat, The Autobiography of Nolan ...

Publisher: Doubleday, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Edition: First printing.

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An account of the twenty-year career of baseball's greatest power pitcher includes Ryan's comments on the greats he has pitched against and drugs, glitter, and showboating

From Publishers Weekly:

Coauthored with freelance writer Frommer, this straightforward, no-frills autobiography of one of the most successful pitchers in history, the man whose "heat" has been clocked at more than 100 miles an hour, makes pleasant reading. Ryan got into professional baseball largely through the efforts of a scout for the New York Mets; in the big leagues, he set all sort of records, to which he is still adding at age 41. The only hurler to have achieved five no-hit games, he is also the all-time leader in strikeouts and strikeouts per nine innings; on 22 occasions he has had 15 or more strikeouts in a game and 173 times he has struck out 10 or more, also records. He has pitched for the Mets, the Angels and the Astros, and has been a key figure in five divisional races, but remains a down-home Texan, a fact attested to by the managers, umpires and players whose quotes are included here. Photos not seen by PW.
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