Catcher : how the man behind the plate became an American folk hero
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Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2009.
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Central Adult Nonfiction
796.357 MORRI
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Today the baseball catcher is a familiar but uninspiring figure. Decked out in the so-called tools of ignorance, he stolidly goes about his duty without attracting much attention. But it wasn't always that way, as Peter Morris shows in this lively and original study. In baseball's early days, catchers stood a safe distance behind the batter. Then the introduction of the curveball in the 1870s led them to move up directly behind home plate, even though they still wore no gloves or protective equipment. Extraordinary courage became the catcher's most notable requirement, but the new positioning also demanded that the catcher have lightning-fast reflexes, great hands, and a cannon for a throwing arm.
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Book
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ix, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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English
ISBN:
1566638224 (cloth : alk. paper), 9781566638227 (cloth : alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-370) and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Morris, P. (2009). Catcher: how the man behind the plate became an American folk hero. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Morris, Peter, 1962-. 2009. Catcher: How the Man Behind the Plate Became an American Folk Hero. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee.

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Morris, Peter, 1962-, Catcher: How the Man Behind the Plate Became an American Folk Hero. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2009.

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Morris, Peter. Catcher: How the Man Behind the Plate Became an American Folk Hero. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2009. Print.

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