The evolution of pitching in major league baseball / William F. McNeil

Author(s): McNeil, William
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Subjects: Pitching (Baseball)
Baseball--United States--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., c2006
LC Classification: G, GV
Physical Description: viii, 231 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Table of Contents: 1. In the beginning : up to 1844 3
2. The early days of the game : 1845 to 1875 13
3. The professional game : 1876 to 1892 30
4. The modern game begins : 1893 to 1919 40
5. The lively ball era : 1920 to 1946 59
6. The golden age of baseball : 1947 to 1960 78
7. The modern era : 1961 to 2004 93
8. Rule changes that have affected the pitcher 119
9. Lively balls, deadly bats, and shrinking ballparks 127
10. Pitchers and pitching strategy 137
11. Former players speak 161
12. Pitcher injuries and conditioning - then and now 176
13. The state of Major League pitching 193
App. A. Major League starting pitchers 213
App. B. Major League pitchers : comparisons by era 215
App. C. Major League pitchers with 5,000+ career innings pitched 217
App. D. Major League relief pitchers 218
App. E. Relief pitchers' single-season save records 220
App. F. Factors contributing to the increase in Major League homes runs from 1919 to 2004 221
Notes: LCCN: 2006006091
ISBN: 0786424680 (softcover : alk. paper)
EAN: 9780786424689
Summary: "The author discusses the changes in rules that helped mold baseball into its modern form, and discusses innovators, early stars, and modern day standouts. The book explores rule changes, adaptations to pitching and pitching strategies, and the effect of pitcher injuries and conditioning, among other influences"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-226) and index
Contents: The evolution of pitching -- In the beginning: up to 1844 -- The early days of the game: 1845 to 1875 -- The professional game: 1876 to 1892 -- The modern game begins: 1893 to 1919 -- The lively ball era: 1920 to 1946 -- The golden age of baseball: 1947 to 1960 -- The modern era: 1961 to 2004 -- The elements of pitching, yesterday and today -- Rule changes that have affected the pitcher -- Lively balls, deadly bats, and shrinking ballparks -- Pitchers and pitching strategy -- Former players speak -- Pitcher injuries and conditioning-then and now -- The state of major league pitching -- Appendix A. Major league starting pitchers -- Appendix B. major league pitchers: comparisons by era -- Appendix C. Major league pitchers with 5,000+ career innings pitched -- Appendix D. Major league relief pitchers -- Appendix E. Relief pitchers' single-season save records -- Appendix F. Factors contributing to the increase in major league home runs from 1919 to 2004
OCLC Number: 64591915
ISBN/ISSN: 0786424680
9780786424689