New PDF release: Almost Perfect: The Heartbreaking Pursuit of Pitching's Holy

By Joe Cox,Jim Bunning

ISBN-10: 1493019503

ISBN-13: 9781493019502

The wealthy, poignant stories of significant league baseball’s so much hard-luck fraternity—the pitchers of its Almost-Perfect Games

From 1908 to 2015, there were 13 pitchers who've started significant League Baseball video games by way of retiring the 1st twenty-six opposing batters, yet then, one out from finishing an ideal video game, in some way faltering (or having perfection stolen from them). 3 different pitchers did effectively retire twenty-seven batters in a row, yet are nonetheless no longer credited with excellent video games. whereas tales of pitching the best video game were informed and retold, Almost Perfect appears to be like at how baseball, at its center, is ready heartbreak, and those 16 males are in the direction of what baseball relatively is, and why we stay invested within the game. writer Joe Cox visits this inspiration via a century of baseball and during those 16 pitchers—recounting their video games in exciting type, telling the private tales of the interesting (and very human) baseball figures concerned, and exploring the ancient American and baseball backdrops of every mistaken gem.

From George “Hooks” Wiltse's approximately excellent video game in 1908 to “Hard success” Harvey Haddix’s 12-inning, 36-consecutive-outs functionality on may perhaps 26, 1959 (the so much incredible single-game pitching functionality in baseball historical past) to Max Scherzer’s close to omit in 2015, Joe Cox’s publication captures the motion, the humanity, and the historical past of the nationwide pastime’s maximum “almosts.”

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