The Complete Game

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The Complete Game by Darling, Ron, 9780307390585
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  • ISBN: 9780307390585 | 0307390586
  • Cover: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 3/9/2010

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World Series champion, former All-Star, and award-winning television analyst Ron Darling gives readers a inside look at one of the most demanding and strategic positions in all of sports: the pitcher. Drawing on vivid situations from his playing days for the New York Mets and the Oakland Athletics, and from moments he has observed as a broadcaster, Darling offers an engaging look at the art, strategy, and psychology of pitching. Throughout, we get a glimpse of what it feels like to stand alone on the mound, the center of attention for thousands of fans. No other book examines the position in such compelling depth—The Complete Game will be an essential book for every fan and aspiring player.

Darling offers pitches and outcomes . . . from ten selected games in his career. . . . Among them are enough oddities and thrilling turns of baseball to make a reader glad to be here and–well, not out there.”-The New Yorker

“It’s hard to recall a baseball book that offers as much information about the game—from a player’s perspective—as this one.”-Booklist

Darling’s little gem of a book immediately takes its place alongside Ball Four and Moneyball as a classic, and the best account ever of the way pitchers think.”-Joseph J. Ellis, author of American Creation

“Totally absorbing. Ron Darling takes us inside the mind of a pitcher, and a funny, thoughtful, and observant one at that.”-Kevin Baker, author of Sometimes You See it Coming and Paradise Alley

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