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K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches



by
Tyler Kepner

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Doubleday (Adult)
ISBN
9780385541015
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Language: Strong Language
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Sports High

The baseball is an amazing plaything. We can grip it and hold it so many different ways, and even the slightest calibration can turn an ordinary pitch into a weapon to thwart the greatest hitters in the world. Each pitch has its own history, evolving through the decades as the masters pass it down to the next generation. From the earliest days of the game, when Candy Cummings dreamed up the curveball while flinging clamshells on a Brooklyn beach, pitchers have never stopped innovating. In K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches, Tyler Kepner traces the colorful stories and fascinating folklore behind the ten major pitches. Each chapter highlights a different pitch, from the blazing fastball to the fluttering knuckleball to the slippery spitball. Infusing every page with infectious passion for the game, Kepner brings readers inside the minds of combatants sixty feet, six inches apart.

Bibliography. Index. Photo inserts with black-and-white and full-color photographs.

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Language: Strong Language

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

320

Trim Size

9 1/4" x 6"

Dewey

NULL

AR

7.3: points 19

Lexile

1070L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jul 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Pitching. Pitchers. Baseball. Sports history.

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Sports High
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High school sports enthusiasts will love this category, which includes fiction and nonfiction titles that cover the action and excitement of a wide array of sports, the stories and struggles of athletes who have attained great success, and inside looks at the games teens love to watch and play. Action, excitement and struggles will be found in each of the 12 books provided.

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Diversity,Fiction,High Interest/Reluctant Reader,Nonfiction,Biographies,Novels,Realistic Fiction,History
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