Who Is Baseball's Greatest Pitcher? by Jeff Kisseloff

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Clements, Maddox, Koufax, Gibson? who is baseball's greatest pitcher? All across America, in school cafeterias, on ball-fields, in front of TVs, and while clicking digital games, fans battle over eras and strike outs, winning percentages and perfect games. Finally here is the book that will --- give them more fuel for their debates. At the same time it teaches how to make historical comparisons, and shows how the game has changed over the years. Journalist and sportswriter Jeff Kisseloff gives readers the facts on 37 of baseball's best, along with an introduction that discusses the importance of control, balls & strikes, the mound, delivery, the zone, the baseball, types of pitchers, relief pitchers, and the designated hitter. Statistics are given for each pitcher's record, including Won/Lost, complete games, innings pitched, strikeouts vs. bats on balls, hits & runs, shutouts, MVPs and Cy Young awards.

About Jeff Kisseloff

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Jeff Kisseloff is a freelance writer, and the author of Who Is Baseball?s Greatest Hitter? He has also written three adult oral histories: one about Manhattan, one on the early days of TV, and (forthcoming in 2003), one about the sixties. He lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and on his shelf is his most prized possession, a brick from Ebbets Field.
Published March 1, 2003 by Cricket Books/Marcato. 160 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Can you compare those who were expected to pitch complete games no matter what the outcome with modern pitchers who can pitch as few as five innings before handing the ball to a reliever?

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In a companion to Who Is Baseball's Greatest Hitter?, Jeff Kisseloff moves from behind the plate to atop the mound to ask Who Is Baseball's Greatest Pitcher?

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