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The Resource Knuckler : my life with baseball's most confounding pitch, Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti ; foreword by Phil Niekro

Knuckler : my life with baseball's most confounding pitch, Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti ; foreword by Phil Niekro

Label
Knuckler : my life with baseball's most confounding pitch
Title
Knuckler
Title remainder
my life with baseball's most confounding pitch
Statement of responsibility
Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti ; foreword by Phil Niekro
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "At forty-four years old, Tim Wakefield is the longest-serving member of one of baseballs most popular franchises. He is close to eclipsing the winning records of two of the greatest pitchers to have played the game, yet few realize the full measure of his success. That his career can be characterized by such words as dependability and consistency defies all odds because he has achieved this with baseballs most mercurial weapon the knuckleball. Knuckler is the story of how a struggling position player bet his future on a fickle pitch that would define his career. The pitch may drive hitters crazy, but how does the pitcher stay sane? The moment Wakefield adopted the knuckleball, his career sought to answer that question. With the Red Sox, Wakefield began to master his pitch only to find himself on the mound in 2003 for one of the worst post-season losses in history, followed the next year by one of the most vindicating of championships. Even now, as Wakefield battles, we see the twists and turns of a major league career pushed to its ultimate extreme. A remarkable story of one players success despite being the exception to every rule, Knuckler is also a lively meditation on the dancing pitch, its history, its mystique, and all the ironies it brings to bear"--
  • "The story of one of baseball's most unlikely successes-- a knuckleball pitcher who has outlived, outmatched, and outsmarted the dancing pitch"--
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wakefield, Tim
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV865.W3347
LC item number
A3 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Massarotti, Tony
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wakefield, Tim
  • Baseball players
  • Pitchers (Baseball)
  • Pitching (Baseball)
Label
Knuckler : my life with baseball's most confounding pitch, Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti ; foreword by Phil Niekro
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1286789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 274 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780547750347
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010049848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1286789
  • (OCoLC)651912275
Label
Knuckler : my life with baseball's most confounding pitch, Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti ; foreword by Phil Niekro
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1286789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 274 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780547750347
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010049848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1286789
  • (OCoLC)651912275

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