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    DescriptionBeyond the techniques and training, baseball begins with one player facing another and the psychological battle that they wage-the head game. In his critically acclaimed and bestselling new book, Roger Kahn presents the story of this supreme war of wits and the people who changed the course of baseball by playing, what he calls, chess at 90 miles an hour. In "The Head Game," Kahn investigates not only grips, tactics, and physics, but also the intelligence, maturity, and competitive fire that has inspired some of the greatest hurlers in history. By covering renowned pitchers and pitching minds-from Christy Mathewson, Cy Young, Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson, and Bruce Sutter to today's reigning pitching coach, Leo Mazzone-Roger Kahn sheds new light on baseball's most pivotal contest. A delightful and edifying tour of America's favorite pastime seen through the pitcher's eyes, "The Head Game" "is as lively and familiar and old-shoe as the game itself, even today" (Los Angeles Times).


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    Title
    The Head Game
    Subtitle
    Baseball Seen from the Pitcher's Mound
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Kahn, Illustrated by Murray Tinkelman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 205 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 372 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780156013048
    ISBN 10: 0156013045
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: WS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: SPO041000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A09302025
    DC21: 796.35722
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003030
    DC22: 796.357/22, 796.35722
    LC classification: GV871 .K35 2001
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003020
    Thema V1.0: S
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Publication date
    02 April 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Review quote
    "Roger Kahn reveals something new about the most important part of the game. In "The Head Game" he puts a fresh and original twist on the battle between the pitcher and the hitter, and I thoroughly enjoyed it."--Tim McCarver