High Heat

High Heat

The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time

Book - 2010
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What is it about a quality fastball that brings us to the edge of our seats? How is it humanly possible to throw faster than 100 mph? And the big question: Who is the fastest pitcher ever? High Heat takes us on what filmmaker Ken Burns calls a "compelling, relentless, riveting" quest to deliver answers to the most intriguing questions about the fastball. Wendel provides insight into one of baseball's most exhilarating yet mystifying draws while exploring the remarkable feats and trials of the pitchers who have attempted to master it. In High Heat he takes us on a quest to separate verifiable fact from baseball lore, traveling from ballparks across the country to the Baseball Hall of Fame, piecing together the fascinating history of the fastball from its early development to the present form while exploring its remarkable impact on the game and the pitchers who have been blessed (or cursed) with its gift. - Publisher.
An irresistible journey to the heart of baseball and our infatuation with one of the game's most fascinating and elusive draws.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010
Edition: 1st Da Capo Pres ed
ISBN: 9780306818486
0306818485
Branch Call Number: 796.35722 W469h 2010
Characteristics: xii, 268 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm

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