The Knucklebook

The Knucklebook

Everything You Need to Know About Baseball's Strangest Pitch-the Knuckleball

Book - 2006
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This little book will teach you all you need to know about the most frustrating yet entertaining pitch in baseball: the knuckleball. It makes batters look foolish when it works; it embarrasses pitchers when it doesn't...or if it works too well. It humiliates catchers and umpires. It confounds spectators. Dave Clark has spent most of a lifetime studying the knuckleball, talking to the major league pitchers who have thrown it, and throwing a few of his own. His book explains the strange workings of the pitch and how it's used, no matter what your interest--whether you're a pitcher, batter, catcher, umpire, coach, spectator, or parent of any of the above. Everything Mr. Clark demonstrates in The Knucklebook is carefully illustrated with line drawings, so if you're an average high school pitcher who can throw strikes, you'll be able to throw a knuckleball exactly like a legendary Hall of Famer. You'll find appropriate and hilarious comments from those who have experienced the game of baseball as it's been affected by the wandering floater. Like those who throw the knuckler, all this information was scattered to far-flung corners of the baseball world until Mr. Clark gathered and compiled it. Reading his little book, you'll end up less mystified and more enlightened about this antic pitch. Or, like the pitch itself, you can just ride the breezes and enjoy the dancing flight from beginning to end. With 51 black-and-white line drawings.
Published: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, c2006.
ISBN: 9781566636612
Branch Call Number: 796.3572 CLA
Characteristics: 124 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Clark, Patrick active 1981-


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Jan 18, 2013

i'm not a baseball player, but i do like sports. easy to read book written with a little bit of baseball jargon. mainly it's the author's interpretation with quite a few quotes or short anecdotes from baseball players. good, quick read.


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