Sixty Feet, Six Inches

Sixty Feet, Six Inches : A Hall of Fame Pitcher & a Hall of Fame Hitter Talk about How the Game Is Played

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Reggie Jackson and Bob Gibson offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to understand America's pastime from their unique insider perspective.
Legendary. Insightful. Uncompromising. Candid. Uncensored.
Mr. October and Hoot Gibson unfortunately never faced each other on the field. But now, in "Sixty Feet, Six Inches," these two legends open up in fascinating detail about the game they love and how it was, is, and should be played. Their one-of-a-kind insider stories recall a who's who of baseball nobility, including Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron, Albert Pujols, Billy Martin, and Joe Torre. This is an unforgettable baseball history by two of its most influential superstars. "From the Hardcover edition."
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Product details

  • Audio
  • 129.54 x 149.86 x 27.94mm | 204.12g
  • Random House US Audio
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 073938483X
  • 9780739384831

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"If you want to understand baseball's game inside the game between the pitcher and the hitter, this is it. Two of the greats have written a classic."
--Willie Mays "Gibby and Reggie finally share their perspectives as two of the fiercest competitors who ever played the game. Trust me...It's a great read."
-- Joe Torre "Wow! Knowledge and insight into the game for players, kids and the fans. Two of the game's greatest under pressure: Mr. October and Bob Gibson. SIXTY FEET, SIX INCHES is fun, full of information and an easy read."
--Mariano Rivera "For the first time Mr. October joins Mr. October. It doesn't get much better than this."
--Tim McCarver "For a baseball fan, this breezy book is like a giant box of popcorn-once you pick it up, you can't put it down. Insight after insight from two of the most compelling figures in the game's history."
--Bob Costas "Oh to be a fly on the wall. Here is an inside look from
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About Bob Gibson

Bob Gibson, a two-time Cy Young Award winner and eight-time All Star, won 251 games and achieved a lifetime ERA of 2.91 during his seventeen years with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is a special adviser to the Cardinals.

Reggie Jackson hit 563 home runs and drove in 1,702 runs over the course of his twenty-one-year career; he played three World Series-winning seasons with the Oakland Athletics, and two with the New York Yankees. He is a special adviser to the Yankees.

Lonnie Wheeler collaborated with Bob Gibson and Hank Aaron on their autobiographies and is the author of two other books about baseball.
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2 5% (16)
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