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Catcher: How the Man Behind the Plate Became an American Folk Hero

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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 ...

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Catcher: How the Man Behind the Plate Became an American Folk Hero
2010, Ivan R. Dee Publisher

ISBN-13: 9781566638708

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Catcher: How the Man Behind the Plate Became an American Folk Hero
2009, Ivan R. Dee Publisher, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9781566638227

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