Pitching in a Pinch by Christy Mathewson

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...Matty was the real-life embodiment of all the dime-novel improbabilities. This book, though written by Wheeler, bears Matty's mark and the flavor of the age. It is still, after all these years, a good read.
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I -The Most Dangerous Batters I Have Met
II - "Take Him Out"
III - Pitching in a Pinch
IV - Big League Pitchers and Their Peculiarities
V - Playing the Game from the Bench
VI - Coaching Good and Bad
VII - Honest and Dishonest Sign Stealing
VIII - Umpires and Close Decisions
IX - The Game that Cost a Pennant
X - When the Teams Are in Spring Training
XI - Jinxes and What They Mean to a Ball-Player
XII - Base Runners and How They Help a Pitcher to Win
XIII - Notable Instances Where the "Inside" Game Has Failed
 

About Christy Mathewson

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John J. Wheeler, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Tennessee Technological University
 
Published June 1, 2016 by Amereon Ltd. 304 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction, Computers & Technology, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by John Thorn on Apr 26 2013

...Matty was the real-life embodiment of all the dime-novel improbabilities. This book, though written by Wheeler, bears Matty's mark and the flavor of the age. It is still, after all these years, a good read.

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