Titolo: Crack of the Bat: The Louisville Slugger ...
Casa editrice: Sports Publishing LLC
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9781582614342-3
Riassunto: Crack of the Bat is a comprehensive and entertaining look at the most famous icon in the history of baseball, the "Louisville Slugger" bat. It includes the evolution of bats from pioneer wagon tongues to the sleek aluminum models of today. It examines the amazing physics involved in hitting a baseball, where .003 seconds means the difference between a home run and a foul ball. It tells the fascinating history of the still family-owned Hillerich & Bradsby Company, which in just 80 years went from making butter churns to making seven million bats a year. Reinforcing this are dozens of stories about the bats themselves, and the personal idiosyncracies of the most famous hitters in baseball history, including Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Stan Musial, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Tony Gwynn, Cal Ripken Jr. and Derek Jeter. The book explains why the players picked the bats they did, the amazing lengths they would go to to protect them, and how valuable these bats have now become in the hands of collectors. Illustrated with hundreds of archival photographs, baseball decals, and icons, many in color, this book will become as much a cherished keepsake as some of the bats it describes.
L'autore: Bob Hill has been an award-winning columnist for the The Louisville Courier-Journal for over 25 years. He has written books on gardening, basketball, the history of Louisville, and Double Jeopardy, a true crime book about a Louisville murder that was featured twice on NBCs "Dateline," and will be an Arts & Entertainment network feature with Bill Kurtis. Hill is a graduate of Rice University, where he played basketball.
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