As Koufax Said... (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Apr 1, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 144 pages
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The 400 Best Things Ever Said About How to Play Baseball Randy Voorhees and Mark Gola The first book of baseball quotations to focus exclusively on how to play the game, As Koufax Said . . . brings together 400 of the best, most helpful and entertaining quotes about the game of baseball for players, coaches, and diehard followers.

The result is a collection that offers intelligent, useful, and accurate advice to any fan of the national pastime.

  

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE THE GAME
1
CHAPTER TWO PRACTICE
11
CHAPTER THREE BATTING
17
CHAPTER FOUR PITCHING
47
CHAPTER FIVE FIELDING
77
CHAPTER SIX BASERUNNING
93
CHAPTER SEVEN MANAGING AND COACHING
99
CHAPTER EIGHT CHARACTER
111
BIBLIOGRAPHY
123
INDEX
127
Copyright

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Page 3 - THE GAME It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. —A.
Page 5 - You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball; and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. —-Jim Bouton,
Page 4 - Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel. Not just to be as good as someone else, but to be better. This is the nature of man and the name of the game. —Ted Williams,
Page 44 - You decide you'll wait for your pitch. Then as the ball starts toward the plate, you think about your stance. And then you think about your swing. And then you realize that the ball that went past you for a strike was your pitch.
Page 4 - People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. —Rogers Hornsby,
Page 103 - You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the
Page 120 - A good team leader is one who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
Page 6 - a baseball box score is a democratic thing. It doesn't tell how big you are, what church you attend, what color you are, or how your father voted in the last election. It just tells

About the author (2003)

Randy Voorhees is head baseball coach for Mercer County Community College in Trenton, New Jersey, a finalist in the 2000 National Junior College Athletic Association Baseball World Series, and a scout associate for the New York Mets.

Mark Gola has worked as the hitting coach for the Rider University baseball team and is currently an instructor at the Dave Gallagher All-American Baseball Academy.

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