They call pitches, cover bunts, and catch pop-ups. They throw out runners trying to steal bases, cover wild pitches, and do anything else necessary to help their teams win. They’re catchers, and they have a very important job. Readers will learn about this crucial role on the baseball field. Aspiring ball players will receive valuable exercises and tips to teach them how to be better catchers. Fascinating facts explain the hard work that goes into becoming a catcher, and vibrant photographs show professional catchers of yesterday and today doing what they do best.
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