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Play Ball Like the Hall of Famers

Tips for Teens from 19 Baseball Greats

Steven Krasner, Keith Neely (Illustrator)

Paperback

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Description

Nineteen National Baseball Hall of Fame ball players share winning strategies with young players and fans In this inside look at the fundamentals of baseball, sports writer Steve Krasner asks some of the greatest ball players ever to play in the Major Leagues to explain the mechanics of how they successfully field, pitch, catch, hit, and more. Each chapter includes an in-depth interview with the athlete, a glossary of baseball terms, anecdotes from the player's career, and memories form his youth, as well as advice for getting and maintaining a mental edge during the game. From Johnny Bench on calling a game to Phil Niekro on throwing a knuckleball, heroes of the game offer sports fans a first-rate baseball education using their own big league experiences. More than just a how-to-guide for playing baseball, PLAY BALL LIKE THE PROS is an intimate look at how professionals do what they do, and how the struggles and influences of their early years informed their later successes.

Peachtree Jr, 9781561453399

Publication Date: April 1, 2005