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Baseball's No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching's Greatest Feats

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Baseball's No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching's Greatest Feats by Dirk Lammers

Baseball??s No-Hit Wonders honors such legendary pitchers as Cy Young, Bob Feller, Nolan Ryan and Sandy Koufax, while introducing readers to other eccentrics and one-shot wonders who have thrown no-hitters. The book, the first of its kind in more than fifteen years, fleshes out the colorful characters, compelling narratives and statistical oddities from baseball??s 289 no-hit efforts—as well as the many near misses that are also part of the national pastime??s storied history.

Painstaking research and personal interviews have allowed the author to pack great detail into a fun, fast-paced take on the game, revealing the stories of the no-hitter thrown by a pitcher on acid, the hitters most adept at breaking up no-hitters and other gems thrown by guys with nicknames of Bumpus, Bobo, Cannonball and Nixey. Even the game??s greatest slugger is credited with a partial no-hitter, and all he did was throw a punch.?? Chapters detailing the best no-hitters of all time are interspersed with "Did You Know?" lists that include no-hitters by team, city and day of the week, no-hitters of the Negro Leagues, catchers who caught the most no-nos and the best pitchers NOT to throw a no-hitter.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 496
Size: 3.6 MB
Publisher: Unbridled Books
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781609531263 (DRM-EPUB)

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