Pitchers, the pitches they throw, and how they throw them these days it s the stuff of constant scrutiny, but there s never been anything like a comprehensive source for such information That s what preeminent baseball analyst Bill James and ESPN baseball columnist Rob Neyer realized over lunch than a dozen years ago Since then, they ve been compiling the cenPitchers, the pitches they throw, and how they throw them these days it s the stuff of constant scrutiny, but there s never been anything like a comprehensive source for such information That s what preeminent baseball analyst Bill James and ESPN baseball columnist Rob Neyer realized over lunch than a dozen years ago Since then, they ve been compiling the centerpiece of this book, the Pitcher Census, which lists specific information for nearly two thousand pitchers, ranging throughout the history of professional baseball The Guide also offers A dictionary describing virtually every known pitchThe origins and development of baseball s most important pitchesTop ten lists best fastballs, best spitballs, and everything in betweenBiographies of some of the great pitchers who have been overlookedMore knuckleballers and submariners than you ever thought existedAn open debate concerning pitcher abuse and durabilityA formula for predicting the Cy Young Award winnerSomething fresh and new Bill James Pitcher Codes The Neyer James Guide to Pitchers is about understanding pitchers, and baseball s action always starts with the pitchers It s also about entertaining debates and having a great deal of fun with the history of a game that obsesses so many.
The Neyer James Guide to Pitchers An Historical Compendium of Pitching Pitchers and Pitches Pitchers the pitches they throw and how they throw them these days it s the stuff of constant scrutiny but there s never been anything like a comprehensive source for such information That s what p
I guess it depends what you re in this for.For those whose hobbies include replaying past baseball seasons and want to picture what a guy threw back in the day, or those who are into pitching history you may enjoy this.If you are into it for the essays, I suspect you will be somewhat disappointed They aren t all that solid and some of the methodologies are way out there and lacking coherence Which is a shame I was rooting for them The book was published a while ago around 2003 from what I could [...]
I m a big fan of Bill James and Rob Neyer, and with this book I was expecting something along the lines of the Historical Abstract There is some good essays here, but the bulk of the book is for reference purposes only and you simply can t sit down and read this cover to cover like you can the 1000 page Abstract What kind of pitch did throw If you want to know, this is the book for you.
This book is the product of amazing research A reference book listing the types of pitches thrown by nearly every major league pitcher Amazing Not of general interest, but if you want to know, for example, what pitches Art Nehf or Phil Marchildon or Rick Sutcliffe threw then this book is for you.
This is a wonderful reference book, but it s Neyer than James, if you catch my drift.
Best baseball book published in the last 5 7 years Must have for any fan.
If you ever wanted to know what type of pitches Sad Sam Jones in 1914 threw, then this is the book for you.
A meticulously researched book, detailing the pitch selection of just about every major league pitcher in history A great reference book, but a tough one to read cover to cover.
Excellent overview of pitchers and pitching throughout major league history Could have used James, less Neyer, as the former is much the superior writer.
This is a great historical view of pitching A must for any baseball fan that loves the art of pitching.