Catcher: The Evolution of an American Folk Hero

Catcher: The Evolution of an American Folk Hero

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 back of the batter. Then the introduction of the curveball in the 1870s led them to move up directly behind home plate, even though they still… (more)

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Publisher: Ivan R. Dee (April 16, 2009)

Parent ISBN: 9781566638227

Page count: 400 pages

Language: English


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