The Complete Game: Reflections on Baseball, Pitching, and Life on the Mound
World Series champion, former All-Star, and award-winning television analyst Ron Darling gives readers a inside look at one of the most demanding and strategic positions in all of sports: the pitcher. Drawing on vivid situations from his playing days for the New York Mets and the Oakland Athletics, and from moments he has observed as a broadcaster, Darling offers an engaging look at the art, strategy, and psychology of pitching. Throughout, we get a glimpse of what it feels like to stand alone on the mound, the center of attention for thousands of fans. No other book examines the position in such compelling depth—The Complete Game will be an essential book for every fan and aspiring player.
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Review: The Complete Game: Reflections on Baseball, Pitching, and Life on the MoundUser Review - John - Goodreads
The author was one of my favorite players on the Mets years ago, and is now an excellent broadcaster for them. He has great insight into the game. The book shows that, as he highlights one inning of pitching in each chapter, analyzing it from several angles - good job. Read full review
Review: The Complete Game: Reflections on Baseball, Pitching, and Life on the MoundUser Review - Brian - Goodreads
While not exactly an earth-shattering perspective on pitching, I did find Darling's choice to associate an inning from his career (as both a player and an analyst) with each chapter (including a warm ... Read full review