Still Pitching: Musings from the Mound and the Microphone

Still Pitching Musings from the Mound and the Microphone He pitched to Ted Williams and Darryl Strawberry Yogi Berra and his son Dale Maury Wills and his son Bump He gave up home runs to Aaron and Zisk His playing career spanned three commissioners fou

  • Title: Still Pitching: Musings from the Mound and the Microphone
  • Author: Jim Kaat
  • ISBN: Still Pitching: Musings from the Mound and the Microphone
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  • Page: 138
  • Format: Hardcover
  • He pitched to Ted Williams and Darryl Strawberry, Yogi Berra and his son, Dale, Maury Wills and his son, Bump He gave up home runs to Aaron and Zisk His playing career spanned three commissioners, four decades, and five teams in six cities He played with eight Hall of Famers and for 15 managers.Kaat retired in 1983 having played seasons than any player in the histo He pitched to Ted Williams and Darryl Strawberry, Yogi Berra and his son, Dale, Maury Wills and his son, Bump He gave up home runs to Aaron and Zisk His playing career spanned three commissioners, four decades, and five teams in six cities He played with eight Hall of Famers and for 15 managers.Kaat retired in 1983 having played seasons than any player in the history of modern major league baseball, 25 he had appeared in 898 games, pitched 4,528 innings, won 283 games, struck out 2,461 batters, walked 1,083, pitched 180 complete games and 31 shutouts, and won 16 Gold Gloves for his defensive prowess.Still active in the game as a member of the New York Yankees broadcasting team since 1995, Kaat spans almost half a century as an observer of baseball In his autobiography, Still Pitching, Kaat expresses strong opinions on what s wrong with the game, and what s right with it He chronicles the changes in baseball over the past half century and the changes he believes are still needed He picks his all time team, comprised of players who were his teammates, and his all opponents team He analyzes the greatest pitchers he has seen, discusses his philosophy of pitching, and passes along tips for young pitchers, all accumulated across than a half century as a fan, a major leaguer, and a television analyst Get A Copy Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 224 pages Published April 1st 2003 by Triumph Books first published March 2003 More Details Original Title Still Pitching Musings from the Mound and the Microphone ISBN 1572435186 ISBN13 9781572435186 Edition Language English Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Still Pitching, please sign up

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