Download PDF eBook Off Velocity: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception, The full of life and fascinating story of baseball’s 150-year hunt for the excellent pitch
In August 2012, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners pitched an ideal recreation towards the Tampa Bay Rays in what Terry McDermott calls “one of the best exhibitions of off-speed pitches ever placed on.” For McDermott, a lifelong fan and pupil of baseball, the extraordinary occasions of that afternoon impressed this incisive meditation on the artwork of pitching.
Inside the framework of Hernandez’s historic achievement, Off Velocity offers a vibrant narrative of the historical past and evolution of pitching, combining baseball’s wealthy custom of folklore with the wealth of new metrics from a rising legion of statisticians who’re reworking the approach we take into consideration the recreation. Off Velocity can also be the private story of a fan’s steadfast devotion, first kindled in McDermott by his father at the native diamond in small-town Iowa and now carried ahead with the identical ardour by his personal daughters.
Download PDF eBook Off Velocity: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception