The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches by Bill JamesThe Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches by Bill James

The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches

byBill James, Rob Neyer

Paperback | June 15, 2004

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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.com baseball columnist Rob Neyer realized over lunch more 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 pitch
  • The origins and development of baseball's most important pitches
  • Top ten lists: best fastballs, best spitballs, and everything in between
  • Biographies of some of the great pitchers who have been overlooked
  • More knuckleballers and submariners than you ever thought existed
  • An open debate concerning pitcher abuse and durability
  • A formula for predicting the Cy Young Award winner
  • Something 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.
Rob Neyer has been writing a daily baseball column for ESPN.com, the most popular sports site on the Web, since 1996. He is the coauthor of "Baseball Dynasties".
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Title:The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and PitchesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 1 inPublished:June 15, 2004Publisher:TouchstoneLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0743261585

ISBN - 13:9780743261586

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from missed it by just thaaaaat much I love Bill James's and Rob Neyer's writings on baseball but somehow the dream team of sabermetricians did not work with this one. It reads more like an encyclopedia or textbook.
Date published: 2017-01-16