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Title Almost perfect : the heartbreaking pursuit of pitching's Holy Grail / Joe Cox.
Author Cox, Joe, 1980-
Publication Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2017]
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 "THERE'LL SURE BE RAIN, FOR YOU HEARD THE THUNDER"; Chapter 2 IN RELIEF OF THE BABE; Chapter 3 "150 POUNDS OF SHEER GUTS"; Chapter 4 BILLY THE KID . . . "WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?"; Chapter 5 THE GREATEST PITCHING MASTERPIECE IN BASEBALL HISTORY; Chapter 6 "YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME"; Chapter 7 FROM THE TIGERS TO THE DOGS; Chapter 8 THE TRUE CREATURE AND CHARLIE HUSTLE; Chapter 9 TOMORROW I'LL BE PERFECT; Chapter 10 "IT'S JUST BASEBALL"; Chapter 11 LITTLE BROTHER NO MORE; Chapter 12 MR. ALMOST AND AMERICA'S TRAGEDY; Chapter 13 PERFECTLY IMPERFECT
Chapter 14 NEAR PERFECTION FROM THE LAND OF THE RISING SUNChapter 15 DOWN TO A DREAM; Chapter 16 THE ILLUSION OF CONTROL; AFTERWORD; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; SOURCES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Summary The rich, poignant tales of major league baseball's most hard-luck fraternity-the pitchers of its Almost-Perfect Games From 1908 to 2015, there have been thirteen pitchers who have begun Major League Baseball games by retiring the first twenty-six opposing batters, but then, one out from completing a perfect game, somehow faltering (or having perfection stolen from them). Three other pitchers did successfully retire twenty-seven batters in a row, but are still not credited with perfect games. While stories of pitching the perfect game have been told and retold, Almost Perfect looks at how base.
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Subject No-hitters (Baseball) -- History.
Pitching (Baseball) -- History.
Pitchers (Baseball) -- United States.
No-hitters (Baseball) (OCoLC)fst01038231
Pitchers (Baseball) (OCoLC)fst01064892
Pitching (Baseball) (OCoLC)fst01064898
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
GAMES / Gambling / Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Essays.
SPORTS & RECREATION / History.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Reference.
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Sports.
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Cox, Joe, 1980- author. Almost perfect Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2017] 9781493019502 (DLC) 2016032870
ISBN 9781493019519 (electronic bk.)
1493019511 (electronic bk.)

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