The Resource Knuckler : my life with baseball's most confounding pitch, Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti

Knuckler : my life with baseball's most confounding pitch, Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti

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Knuckler : my life with baseball's most confounding pitch
Title
Knuckler
Title remainder
my life with baseball's most confounding pitch
Statement of responsibility
Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This biography tells the story of one of baseball's most unlikely successes, a knuckleball pitcher who has outlived, outmatched, and outsmarted the dancing pitch. At forty-four years old, Tim Wakefield is the longest-serving member of one of baseball's most popular franchises. He is close to eclipsing the winning records of two of the greatest pitchers to have played the game, yet few realize the full measure of his success. That his career can be characterized by such words as dependability and consistency defies all odds because he has achieved this with baseball's most mercurial weapon, the knuckleball. Wakefield's bio is the story of how a struggling position player bet his future on a fickle pitch that would define his career. The pitch may drive hitters crazy, but how does the pitcher stay sane? The moment Wakefield adopted the knuckleball, his career sought to answer that question. With the Red Sox, Wakefield began to master his pitch only to find himself on the mound in 2003 for one of the worst post-season losses in history, followed the next year by one of the most vindicating of championships. Even now, as Wakefield battles, we see the twists and turns of a major league career pushed to its ultimate extreme. A remarkable story of one player's success despite being the exception to every rule, the book is also a meditation on the dancing pitch, its history, its mystique, and all the ironies it brings to bear
  • "The story of one of baseball's most unlikely successes-- a knuckleball pitcher who has outlived, outmatched, and outsmarted the dancing pitch"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Wakefield, Tim
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV865.W3347
LC item number
A3 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Massarotti, Tony
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  • Wakefield, Tim
  • Baseball players
  • Pitchers (Baseball)
  • Pitching (Baseball)
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • Wakefield, Tim
  • Baseball players
  • Baseball
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Knuckler : my life with baseball's most confounding pitch, Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti
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1 online resource (xii, 274 pages
Form of item
online
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40019226641
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035907667
Label
Knuckler : my life with baseball's most confounding pitch, Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti
Link
Publication
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 274 pages
Form of item
online
Other control number
40019226641
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035907667

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