Sixty Feet, Six Inches: A Hall of Fame Pitcher & a Hall of Fame Hitter Talk about How the Game is Played

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 22, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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Reggie Jackson and Bob Gibson offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to understand America's pastime from their unique insider perspective.

 

Legendary. Insightful. Uncompromising. Candid. Uncensored.

 

Mr. October and Hoot Gibson unfortunately never faced each other on the field. But now, in Sixty Feet, Six Inches, these two legends open up in fascinating detail about the game they love and how it was, is, and should be played. Their one-of-a-kind insider stories recall a who's who of baseball nobility, including Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron, Albert Pujols, Billy Martin, and Joe Torre. This is an unforgettable baseball history by two of its most influential superstars.

Bonus Material: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Reggie Jackson's Becoming Mr. October.  

 

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User Review  - Othemts - LibraryThing

One of baseball's greatest pitchers and one of baseball's greatest hitters - and ones known as great baseball thinkers - sit down and talk about baseball and you have a front row seat. Sounds like a ... Read full review

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This book was sent as a Christmas gift to people who love baseball. They really liked the book. I had heard the authors Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson on NPR and knew it would be the perfect gift. It was. It was delievered on Christmas Eve Day Thanks Overstock.. Read full review

Contents

Inlrodurtion
1
One ThePitchedBattle Mechanics
35
Three Stutt Corners
90
F
113
Seven Things That a Fellow Just
157
E igat Atmosphere
184
Nine Towering Figures
206
E ewn Forty Years of Change
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BOB GIBSON, a two-time Cy Young Award winner and eight-time All Star, won 251 games and achieved a lifetime ERA of 2.91 during his seventeen years with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is a special adviser to the Cardinals.

REGGIE JACKSON hit 563 home runs and drove in 1,702 runs over the course of his twenty-one-year career; he played three World Series-winning seasons with the Oakland Athletics, and two with the New York Yankees. He is a special adviser to the Yankees.

LONNIE WHEELER collaborated with Bob Gibson and Hank Aaron on their autobiographies and is the author of two other books about baseball.


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