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From the New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today

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.

Filled with priceless insights from many of the best pitchers in baseball history including twenty-two Hall of Famers--from Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, and Nolan Ryan to Greg Maddux, Mariano Rivera, and Clayton Kershaw --K will be the definitive book on pitching and join such works as The Glory of Their Times and Moneyball as a classic of the genre.

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"Tyler Kepner knows his stuff—by which I mean the plethora of possible assaults on the strike zone that have created the modern game: splitters, spitters, sinkers, sliders. It’s all here: Cy Young’s whistler; Sandy Koufax’s 12-to-6 curve; the fadeaway that made Matty famous before it became a screwball and revived Warren Spahn’s career.  K is an education in the history, mechanics and language of pitching and as rich with detail as the craft it describes. This is inside baseball at its best. A must read for any fan who aspires to be in the know."
--Jane Leavy, New York Times bestselling author of Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy and The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created

“There has been so much good writing on the subject of baseball that you sometimes wonder if there can be a fresh way to go about it. But Tyler Kepner turns the trick. Analytical and anecdotal, insightful and entertaining,  K is a welcome addition to the baseball bookshelf.”
--Bob Costas

"[An] instant classic. . .[Kepner] deftly weaves all these voices into a seamless narrative. . .K is even better than I''d hoped, and I suspect it will now take its place on all the lists of essential baseball books."
--Rob Neyer, Casey Award-winning author of Powerball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game 

“Kepner, the national baseball writer for the New York Times, has chosen a nifty conceit. He’s organized his history of the game around the 10 major types of pitches. . .The result is a fascinating tour of the sport as seen from the mound.”
-- Robert Birnbaum, The Washington Post

 “No one celebrates the details of the game quite like Kepner, The New York Times baseball columnist, and for him to deconstruct the sport down to its most crucial yet arcane element — the art of pitching — is like Michelangelo explaining the brush strokes on the Sistine Chapel.”
-- David Lennon, Newsday

“You will love every single word of “K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches,”. . .I’ve never read a better love letter to the sport.”
-- Mike Vaccaro, The New York Post

“Make sure you pick up “K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches” by Tyler Kepner of the New York Times. Kepner, a former Globe intern, is the best baseball read in American newspapers today.”
-- Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

"Kepner puts a new spin on baseball''s history that will have even the most avid fans entertained as they learn something new in each chapter." 
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

“For decades as a catcher and broadcaster, I’ve been fascinated by the craft of pitching. Tyler Kepner brings the pitchers—and the pitches—alive as few others ever have, with a fresh and informative trip through the history of the great American game.”
–Tim McCarver, Hall of Fame broadcaster and two-time All-Star and World Series champion

"A gripping tour through the most elemental component of baseball... Kepner has worked magic."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review 
 
"I''ve been a student of pitching for more than 40 years, and Tyler Kepner has captured the essence of the craft with fascinating stories and insights on every page." 
--Orel Hershiser, 1988 National League Cy Young winner and World Series MVP

“I never expected to learn so much about events I''ve covered and people I''ve known for years. With lively stories from first page to last, Tyler Kepner brilliantly traces the evolution of each pitch in gripping detail, from the earliest days of baseball through today. If you love baseball, you''ll gain a whole new understanding of the game.”
--Joe Buck, Emmy Award-winning broadcaster for Fox Sports

"One of baseball''s enchanting oddities is that the action begins with a member of the defense holding the ball. Tyler Kepner has written a mind-opening explanation of what happens next. Chock-full of anecdotes and insights, his book is a masterful dissection of the art at the heart of the game."
--George F. Will, author of Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball

About the Author

TYLER KEPNER started covering baseball as a teenager, interviewing players for a homemade magazine that was featured in The New York Times in 1989. He attended Vanderbilt University on the Grantland Rice/Fred Russell sportswriting scholarship, then covered the Angels for the Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise and the Mariners for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He joined The New York Times in 2000, covering the Mets for two seasons, the Yankees for eight, and serving as the national baseball writer since 2010.

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THE SLIDER

A Little Itty Bitty Dot

I can pinpoint the single happiest moment of my childhood. On October 8, 1983, when I was eight years old, the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the National League pennant at Veterans Stadium. Everyone in the stands chanted “Beat L.A.! Beat L.A.!” On our way home, my dad let me honk the horn of his Chevette, like the other revelers on Broad Street. It was the best traffic jam ever.

Steve Carlton won the game, of course. He had won the World Series clincher three years earlier, when I was too young to notice, and led the majors in wins and strikeouts in 1982 for his fourth Cy Young Award. When I had tickets on his day to pitch, I would scramble to the front row near the first base dugout to watch him get loose, staring up in awe. He would bring his hands together, dip them down by his belt and then raise them up near his head. He’d drop them lower as he turned, hiking his right knee up around his chest. For a moment, he’d curl the ball in his left hand, down behind his left thigh, before whipping it up and around for the pitch. Power and grace, personified.

I would imitate this windup at home, in the mirror, where I could be left-handed, too. I pitched like Carlton in Little League, right down to his facial twitches. I collected every baseball card that ever featured him, scoring his rookie card for $75 from a cash-strapped friend who had just gotten his driver’s license. Thirty-two has always been my favorite number. A few years ago, I named my dog Lefty.

I met Carlton in 1989, his first year of retirement, at a charity signing at the Vet. I had just finished my middle school baseball career, and he signed my jersey, right above the 32 on the back. I didn’t tell him that I wanted to be a sportswriter.

For most of his career, Carlton didn’t talk to the media at all. To a young fan, that only added to his mystique. He loosened up later in his career, but not much. When I started this project, I wanted to talk to Carlton more than anyone else. We connected by phone, and this is the first thing he said: “So you’re writing a book. Don’t you know people don’t read anymore?”

If that was a brushback pitch, I ducked.

“Well,” I replied, “my first goal in life was to be you, and that didn’t work out. So I’m going with my strengths.”

He laughed and then talked for a while about the slider, the pitch he threw better than anyone else. 
 
“I always had a little bitty dot on the ball,” Carlton said. “If it was big as a quarter or half a dollar, that was a ring, or a circle, and hitters could see that. When I threw it, I wanted the spin real tight on it, so the ball is blurry like fastball and you can’t see the dot. The intent is to fool the hitter as long as you can, so he has to commit to a fastball, so he has to come out and try to get it, because he can’t sit back on a fastball and hit it. You have to commit to the fastball—and that’s where you want him.”
 
**
 
The slider is faster than the curveball and easier to control, with a tighter break, shaped not like a loop but like a slash, moving down and away toward the pitcher’s glove side. The trick, as Carlton said, is in the disguise, making a hitter swing over a pitch he thinks is a fastball. A dot—formed by the side-spinning rotation of the seams—would seem to telegraph the pitch. But some hitters call it a myth.
           
“I never saw it,” says Matt Williams, who had 7,000 at-bats in the major leagues. “Guys have said, ‘Well, all you have to do is look for the red dot and you’ll know that it’s a slider.’ You’ve got a fifth of a second, right? I couldn’t do it.”

He is hardly alone. Batters hit just .233 in at-bats ending with sliders in 2017, their worst average against any pitch. Chris Archer, the Tampa Bay All-Star with one of baseball’s best sliders, gave a simple reason why: “Of all the true breaking balls -- slurve, curve, slider -- it looks the most like a fastball for the longest.”

The origins of the slider, as we know it now, are murky. In 1987, hundreds of former players responded to surveys for a book called “Players’ Choice.” They answered many questions, including the best slider of their day. Pete Donohue, a three-time 20-game winner for the Reds in the 1920s, could not give a name: “We didn’t have one when I pitched,” he replied.

Hmm—but what is this pitch, if not a slider? “It was a narrow curve that broke away from the batter and went in just like a fastball,” said the great Cy Young, describing a pitch he threw in a career that ended in 1911.

Contemporaries of Young, like Chief Bender, an ace of the early Philadelphia A’s, probably threw it, too. Bender’s name virtually demanded he not throw straight, and he was, you might say, the chief bender of pitches in his era. Listing his repertoire for Baseball Magazine in 1911, Bender first mentioned his “fast curves,” which would seem pretty close to what we now call a slider. George Blaeholder and George Uhle, whose careers ended in 1936, were early pioneers. Blaeholder, who pitched mostly for the Browns, had sweeping action on his fastball that was said to baffle Jimmie Foxx. Uhle, a 200-game winner, developed the slider late in his career, after his prime with the 1920s Indians. It startled Harry Heilmann, a Detroit teammate who was hitting off Uhle in batting practice.

“What kind of curve is that?” Heilmann asked.

“Hey, that’s not a curve,” Uhle replied. “That ball was sliding.”

Waite Hoyt, an admiring teammate and the ace of the fabled 1927 Yankees, compared its action to a car skidding on ice. He added the pitch himself and credited Uhle for inventing it. Uhle told author Walter Langford that, as far as he knew, he threw it first.

“At least I happened to come up with it while I was in Detroit,” he said. “And I gave it its name because it just slides across. It’s just a fastball you turn loose in a different way. When I first started throwing it, the batters thought I was putting some kind of stuff on the ball to make it act that way.”

Red Ruffing used a slider in his Hall of Fame career, which included four 20-win seasons in a row for the Yankees from 1936 through 1939. In that final season, the National League M.V.P. was the Reds’ Bucky Walters, a former third baseman who had learned a slider a few years earlier from Bender, a fellow Philadelphian. Walters led his league in all the major categories in 1939, and the next year lifted the Reds to their only World Series title between the Black Sox and the Big Red Machine—a span of 55 seasons.

In 1943, another M.V.P. threw the slider: the Yankees’ Spud Chandler, who shut out the Cardinals to clinch that fall’s World Series. Chandler had learned the pitch from Ruffing, whose influence Rob Neyer and Bill James cited as a reason the slider soon made a breakthrough. The other factors, they said, were Walters’ success and the fact that the pitch now had a name; it was not just another breaking ball. After three years at war, Ted Williams noticed the trend:

“We began to see sliders in the league around 1946 or 1947, and by 1948 all the good pitchers had one. Before that there were pitchers whose curves acted like sliders. Hank Borowy threw his curve hard and it sank and didn’t break too much, so it acted like a slider. Johnny Allen’s was the same way. Claude Passeau’s fastball acted like a slider.”

Williams called the slider “the greatest pitch in baseball,” easy for a pitcher to learn and control. He worried about grounding the slider into the infield shift, reasoning that the only way he could put it in the air was by looking for it. Most hitters are late on the fastball if they sit on the slider, but Williams, of course, was not like most hitters. He hit .419 off the Browns’ Ned Garver and .377 off the Tigers’ Jim Bunning, who otherwise thrived with sliders. 

“The big thing the slider did was give the pitcher a third pitch right away,” Williams wrote in his book, My Turn at Bat. “With two pitches you might guess right half the time. With three, your guessing goes down proportionately.”

Williams believed the popularity of the slider helped drive averages down. Bob Feller, the best pitcher Williams said he ever saw, had fiddled with the slider in ’41, and perfected it by the time he returned from the war. Mixing a slider with his devastating fastball and curve in 1946, Feller struck out 348—then considered an American League record. He described the pitch like this:

“It can be especially effective for a fast ball pitcher because it comes up to the plate looking like a fast ball. It has less speed, but not enough for the hitter to detect the slightly reduced speed early in the pitch.

“The slider darts sharply just before it reaches the plate, away from a right-handed hitter when thrown by a right-handed pitcher. It doesn’t break much – four to six inches – but because it breaks so late, the hitter has trouble catching up to it.

“I didn’t invent the slider—I merely popularized it. The pitch has been around since Christy Mathewson’s time.”

The slider’s transformative power showed up in Feller’s statistics, and in his clubhouse. Phil Rizzuto said that in his rookie season, 1941, the only pitcher he faced who threw sliders regularly was Al Milnar of the Indians. Feller was on that team, and so was Mel Harder, who taught the slider a few years later to Bob Lemon, who went on to the Hall of Fame. The logic behind the pitch was so easy to understand, and the pitch itself so simple to learn—generally, but not always: off-center grip, pressure applied to the middle finger, and possibly a late, subtle wrist snap—yet there remained an odd kind of backlash against it into the 1950s.

Pitchers threw fastballs and curveballs, sometimes a trick pitch like a knuckleball, and a spitball if they could conceal it. The conventional wisdom was that learning a slider would harm a pitcher’s curveball. A curveball demands a different arm action—wrapping the wrist and pulling hard, straight down, to generate furious topspin. Throw too many sliders and you might lose the feel for staying on top of the curve.

“If you have a good curve, it’s foolish to add the slider,” said Sal Maglie, a curveball master who was turned away from using a slider by Uhle. “But all the young pitchers today are lazy. They all look for the easy way out, and the slider gives ’em that pitch.”

Maglie said this in 1962, in an Esquire article that included his assertion that Roger Maris had feasted off sliders while blasting 61 homers the year before. To Maglie, expansion and “all the second-line pitchers in the league throwing sliders” had added at least 10 homers to Maris’ total. The pitch was widely derided as a “nickel curve”—a breaking ball, yes, but a cheap knockoff of the real thing. That term is long gone, but “cement mixer,” which describes a lazy and obvious slider, persists today.

The critics of the slider were blind to its impact. In his book “Head Game,” Roger Kahn asserted that the slider “saved major league baseball from becoming extended batting practice” after the offensive boom of the 1930s. That era had its masters—Lefty Grove, Dizzy Dean, Carl Hubbell—but few others were much better than ordinary. The slider gave pitchers a weapon they could learn and control with relative ease, a pitch that looked like a fastball much longer than the curveball did.

“I could always tell a curveball from a fastball in the first 30 feet of flight,” Stan Musial told Kahn. “I picked up the speed of the ball and I knew who was pitching and I put the two of them together and I’d know just what the ball was going to do. Break or hop. The slider was tougher. I got my share of hits off sliders. But during the years I played for the Cardinals, the slider changed the game.”
 
Musial played from 1941 through 1963. By then, a contemporary from his playing days, Johnny Sain, was an avid teacher of the pitch, winning pennants and building 20-game winners with startling regularity.

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Aran Joseph CanesTop Contributor: Philosophy
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The Everlasting Duel at the Heart of it All
Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2019
There are many ways to watch a baseball game. The casual viewer simply watches the interplay between pitcher, batter and fielders. Whether the batter gets a hit or not seems simply a matter of chance. Following the expansion of Rotisserie leagues, analytics has... See more
There are many ways to watch a baseball game. The casual viewer simply watches the interplay between pitcher, batter and fielders. Whether the batter gets a hit or not seems simply a matter of chance.

Following the expansion of Rotisserie leagues, analytics has allowed non-athletes another way of viewing the game. Statistics like WHIP or WAR enables one to chart the prowess of each pitcher or batter more accurately. Now the battle between pitcher and batter seems less a matter of chance and more a matter of probabilistic calculation.

But there is a yet another way of watching the game. It is to understand the mechanics of how the pitcher chooses a pitch, grips a ball and the corresponding reaction of the batter.

It is this view that K provides. If you are interested in learning what options are in a pitcher’s repertoire and how the sword fight between pitcher and batter persists pitch by pitch then you will enjoy K.

Of course, all of this is illuminated by anecdotes from the greats of the game both past and present. If you don’t know baseball lore then K will be mostly unreadable. But given how many people still watch baseball and how many people still read books, I suspect most readers will have enough baseball knowledge to appreciate the book.

A delight for baseball aficionados, this is a book for all those who want to watch the game with insight into what is really going on between pitcher and batter. Maybe not a classic but a genuine contribution to understanding a game which seems to have had so many books written about it that nothing more could be said. Highly recommended to fellow fans of the national pastime.
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Paul C
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Kepler dives deep into the lore of the game.
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2019
Three things got me fired up for the new baseball season this week: seeing my neighbor and his son play catch, buying a pack of sunflower seeds, and reading this book. K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches is exactly what I love about the game, the stories. Kepner relays... See more
Three things got me fired up for the new baseball season this week: seeing my neighbor and his son play catch, buying a pack of sunflower seeds, and reading this book. K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches is exactly what I love about the game, the stories. Kepner relays the building of relationships through the teaching of the game. From their origins to the highlights, these ten pitches have been passed down and evolved from one thrower to the next.

Kepler details the purpose of each pitch, the mechanics of throwing, and game strategies of use. All the greats are called on to demonstrate: Ryan, Carlton, Paige, Johnson (Randy and Walter), Young (Cy and Curt), Bumgarner, Quisenbury, and many more. The lines are aplenty. i.e. Catfish Hunter could ‘hit a gnat on the ass.’ Through hundreds of interviews and exhaustive research, Kepler dives deep into the lore of the game.

Yes, there a little of this ‘new baseball’ in the book: Exit velo. Spin rate. Launch angle. But most importantly, there are the stories. We all know that the game is changing… that the power game has changed the movement game… and thus the complete game. Yet, it is stories, the anecdotes, and the yarns… like the ones in K that keep us coming back.

I’m not going to remember the spin rate of the curveball that struck out the last hitter to win the world series, but I will remember the story of how he learned to throw that pitch.
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Frank G. Splitt
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Tyler Kepner’s K: A veritable time machine
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2019
Tyler Kepner’s K: A veritable time machine Those of us who have had the good fortune to pitch a baseball in competition at any level should enjoy Tyler Kepner''s inside view on the art of pitching. His book, K: A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches, covers various... See more
Tyler Kepner’s K: A veritable time machine

Those of us who have had the good fortune to pitch a baseball in competition at any level should enjoy Tyler Kepner''s inside view on the art of pitching. His book, K: A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches, covers various kinds of pitches, ball grip and release, finger pressure, and body mechanics, as well as the major-leaguers that mastered the art of delivering each of ten pitches. But that’s not all.

Anecdotes from the great pitchers of the game, both past and present, spice-up the author’s narrative making the book an enjoyable read from start to finish. It was hard to put down as it rekindled fond memories of wins, losses, championships, and friendships of long ago.

I had a baseball in hand as I read this well written book—learning the proper names for pitches I threw from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s without the help of any kind of pitching coach that proliferate in today''s game.. For me, the book was a veritable time machine. It literally transported me back to the days of my youth and early adulthood when I had a tryout with the Chicago White Sox in 1950 at age 19. If I only knew then what I know now.

If you love baseball, you will enjoy this book while gaining a deeper understanding of the game and its players, as well as pitching strategy and tactics.
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Robert D. Frank
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Informative, but......
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2019
Each chapter deals with one type of pitch. Sometimes the mechanics are discussed but too often the story of each pitches gets mired in aimless (and sometimes contradictory) stories. It is more like sitting at a bar with a knowledgeable fan and less of a... See more
Each chapter deals with one type of pitch. Sometimes the mechanics are discussed but too often the story of each pitches gets mired in aimless (and sometimes contradictory) stories.

It is more like sitting at a bar with a knowledgeable fan and less of a tutorial. It purports to be a history but seems convoluted and without strategy or form.

That being said, the author is knowledgeable and one can learn and enjoy the book.
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a delicious treat for a baseball fan.
Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2019
This book is going to take me awhile to read. I read chapter 1 three times. It’s informative and so much fun. I have learned so much about pitching. So many great stories from the lore of the game. Highly recommend. I finished chapter 2 but may read it again before moving... See more
This book is going to take me awhile to read. I read chapter 1 three times. It’s informative and so much fun. I have learned so much about pitching. So many great stories from the lore of the game. Highly recommend. I finished chapter 2 but may read it again before moving forward. There is so much to enjoy and process in each chapter. Thank you Mr. Kepner!
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Howard Quinn
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Tyler hits a double
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2019
Well written but I was interested in illustrations of how different pitches were fingered and released. Spin is discussed but diagrams of movements of pitches would have added clarification. Also, a bit more insight into the art of mixing pitches when facing batters.
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Inside Baseball
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2019
If you like baseball, but don''t really understand pitching or hitting this is a great book. It''s a well written explanation of the ten pitches that have made baseball from the fast ball to the spit ball. If you''ve wondered what pitches made Warren Spahn or Whitey Ford... See more
If you like baseball, but don''t really understand pitching or hitting this is a great book. It''s a well written explanation of the ten pitches that have made baseball from the fast ball to the spit ball. If you''ve wondered what pitches made Warren Spahn or Whitey Ford great, read this book. If you want to know what the great hitters who faced Spahn and Ford thought of their pitches, read this book.

If you wonder why pitchers arms are always in strange positions, read this book, but it would have been nice if there were some pictures devoted to each of the famous pictures. There are pictures of great pitchers which makes up a little.
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J. C. Beadles
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Disappointing, not what I expected
Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2019
I''m a longtime, but casual baseball fan and was looking for a book that would explain to me the different types of pitches. I understand a fastball and a curveball, but the others are fairly mysterious. Unfortunately, this isn''t the book to add much to my knowledge. Each... See more
I''m a longtime, but casual baseball fan and was looking for a book that would explain to me the different types of pitches. I understand a fastball and a curveball, but the others are fairly mysterious. Unfortunately, this isn''t the book to add much to my knowledge. Each chapter is centered on one of 10 pitches (curveball, slider, fastball, etc.), but the author never really explains what makes, say, a "change up" a change up or a "cutter" a cutter. Some illustrations of each pitch would have been nice, but there''s no illustrations, only photos of players. Each chapter hops around in history in a disjointed fashion. On one page the author might talk about early 20th Century baseball, the next page about 21st Century baseball and the next page maybe 19th Century or early 20th Century again. The author obviously is very knowledgeable about baseball, but the book is very tedious to read. I''m now in Chapter 3, but I''m quitting and passing the book on to a friend.
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Great Book!!
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Nice cover & very easy to read w) large print- bought for my older family member & they love it!!
Nice cover & very easy to read w) large print- bought for my older family member & they love it!!
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A great read for any baseball fan
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Informative. Compelling. A "can''t put it down delight".
Informative. Compelling. A "can''t put it down delight".
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Remplie d''histoires intéressante, belle découverte.
Remplie d''histoires intéressante, belle découverte.
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Interesting book.
Reviewed in Canada on October 28, 2019
It''s a book - I am reading it!
It''s a book - I am reading it!
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Histoire passionante des differents lancers du baseball
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maitrise de l anglais recquis, livre tres intéressant retraçant l évolution des différents lancers du baseball, indispensable pour les passionnés
maitrise de l anglais recquis, livre tres intéressant retraçant l évolution des différents lancers du baseball, indispensable pour les passionnés
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