Download PDF by Joe Cox,Jim Bunning: 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 such a lot hard-luck fraternity—the pitchers of its Almost-Perfect Games

From 1908 to 2015, there were 13 pitchers who've began significant League Baseball video games by means of retiring the 1st twenty-six opposing batters, yet then, one out from finishing an ideal online game, one way or the other faltering (or having perfection stolen from them). 3 different pitchers did effectively retire twenty-seven batters in a row, yet are nonetheless now not credited with excellent video games. whereas tales of pitching the proper video game were advised and retold, Almost Perfect appears at how baseball, at its middle, is ready heartbreak, and those 16 males are towards what baseball relatively is, and why we stay invested within the game. writer Joe Cox visits this thought via a century of baseball and during those 16 pitchers—recounting their video games in exciting type, telling the non-public tales of the attention-grabbing (and very human) baseball figures concerned, and exploring the ancient American and baseball backdrops of every wrong gem.

From George “Hooks” Wiltse's approximately ideal online game in 1908 to “Hard good fortune” Harvey Haddix’s 12-inning, 36-consecutive-outs functionality on may possibly 26, 1959 (the such a lot impressive single-game pitching functionality in baseball background) to Max Scherzer’s close to leave out in 2015, Joe Cox’s ebook captures the motion, the humanity, and the background of the nationwide pastime’s maximum “almosts.”

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