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Throwing Heat, The Autobiography of Nolan Ryan

Ryan, Nolan; Harvey Frommer

ISBN 10: 038524438X / ISBN 13: 9780385244381
Published by Doubleday, 1988
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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

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Edition: First printing.

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Synopsis:

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 &quot;heat&quot; 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. <br />Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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