High Heat by Tim Wendel
The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time

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As with the game itself, the fun of the book is more in taking part than in the outcome. See for yourself.
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What is it about a quality fastball that brings us to the edge of our seats? How is it humanly possible to throw faster than 100 mph? And the big question: Who is the fastest pitcher ever?

High Heat takes us on what filmmaker Ken Burns calls a "compelling, relentless, riveting" quest to deliver answers to the most intriguing questions about the fastball. Wendel provides insight into one of baseball's most exhilarating yet mystifying draws while exploring the remarkable feats and trials of the pitchers who have attempted to master it.

 

About Tim Wendel

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Tim Wendel is the author of nine books, including High Heat, Far From Home, Red Rain, and Castro's Curveball. A founding editor of USA Today Baseball Weekly, he has written for Esquire, GQ, and Washingtonian magazines. He teaches writing at Johns Hopkins University and has appeared on CNN, ESPN, SiriusXM, and NPR, and recently served as an exhibit advisor to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He lives in Vienna, Virginia. www.timwendel.com
 
Published March 22, 2011 by Da Capo Press. 306 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Bob Willis on Mar 21 2010

As with the game itself, the fun of the book is more in taking part than in the outcome. See for yourself.

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