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Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is Really Played Jason Kendall

Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is Really Played

Jason Kendall

Published
ISBN : 9781250031839
Hardcover
304 pages
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Ever Wonder Whats Being Said at Home Plate?How a Team Silently Communicates?What Goes on in the Clubhouse Behind Closed Doors?Americas pastime has always left fans and amateur players alike yearning for the answers to questions about how pros playMoreEver Wonder Whats Being Said at Home Plate?How a Team Silently Communicates?What Goes on in the Clubhouse Behind Closed Doors?Americas pastime has always left fans and amateur players alike yearning for the answers to questions about how pros play the game.Jason Kendall is an All-Star catcher who has seen just about everything during his years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, and Kansas City Royals. Hes a players player, a guy with true grit--a throwback to another time with a unique view on the game that so many love.Jason Kendall and sportswriter Lee Judge team up to bring you the fan, player, coach, or curious statistician an insiders view of the game from a players perspective. This is a book about pre-game rituals, what to look for when a pitcher warms up between innings, the signs a catcher uses to communicate with the pitcher, and so much more.Some of baseball wisdom you will find inside:* What to look for during batting practice.* The right way to hit a batter.* Whos a tough guy and whos just posing.* How to spot a dirty slide.* Why you dont look at the umpire while youre arguing.Based on Kendalls 15 years of professional MLB experience, THROWBACK is an informative, hilarious, and illuminating look into the world of professional baseball-and in a way that no one has ever seen before.