➵ The Head Game Read ➼ Author Roger Kahn – Bassgrotto.co.uk

The Head Game Beyond The Techniques And Training, Baseball Begins With One Player Facing Another And The Psychological Battle That They Wage The Head Game In His Critically Acclaimed And Bestselling New Book, Roger Kahn Presents The Story Of This Supreme War Of Wits And The People Who Changed The Course Of Baseball By Playing, What He Calls, Chess At 90 Miles An Hour In The Head Game, Kahn Investigates Not Only Grips, Tactics, And Physics, But Also The Intelligence, Maturity, And Competitive Fire That Has Inspired Some Of The Greatest Hurlers In History.By Covering Renowned Pitchers And Pitching Minds From Christy Mathewson, Cy Young, Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson, And Bruce Sutter To Today S Reigning Pitching Coach, Leo Mazzone Roger Kahn Sheds New Light On Baseball S Most Pivotal Contest A Delightful And Edifying Tour Of America S Favorite Pastime Seen Through The Pitcher S Eyes, The Head Game Is As Lively And Familiar And Old Shoe As The Game Itself, Even Today Los Angeles Times.


10 thoughts on “The Head Game

  1. says:

    Roger Kahn, along with Thomas Boswell, is probably one of the top living baseball writers working today His The Boys of Summer stands next to Boswell s Why Time Begins on Opening Day as one of the best explorations of baseball s appeal, its uniquely American identity and the kind of philosophical speculation that it can inspire among its fans given to thinking about such things.In 2000, a couple of years after Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa chased down Roger Maris single season home run record bu Roger Kahn, along with Thomas Boswell, is probably one of the top living baseball writers working today His The Boys of Summer stands next to Boswell s Why Time Begins on Opening Day as one of the best explorations of baseball s appeal, its uniquely American identity and the kind of philosophical speculation that it can inspire among its fans given to thinking about such things.In 2000, a couple of years after Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa chased down Roger Maris single season home run record but before steroid use and doping marred their achievements and brought many others into question, Kahn explored the hi...


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    After an introductory chapter on the physics of pitching and how the different pitches work much of which is based on the work of Robert Adair, author of The Physics of Baseball , Kahn proceeds to a history of pitching, spotlighting various pitchers along the way, from Old Hoss Radbourn, who won 60 games in 1884, to Bruce Sutter, the master of the splitter, and pitching guru Leo Mazzone at the time the Braves pitching coach Along the way, he offers interesting analyses of various aspects of After an introductory chapter on the physics of pitching and how the different pitches work much of which is based on the work of Robert Adair, author of The Physics of Baseball , Kahn proceeds to a history of pitching, spotlighting various pitchers along the way, from Old Hoss Radbourn, who won 60 games in 1884, to Bruce Sutter, the master of the splitter, and pitching guru Leo Mazzone at the time the Braves pitching coach Along the way, he offers interesting analyses of various aspects of pitching the development of different pitches, the dimensions of the playing field and of the pitchers mound, headhunting and hitters fear of getting, coaching and keeping fit exploding the myth of the pitcher not being much of an athlete It s a good and absorbing book, as you would expect from the author of the baseball classic The Boys of Summer And besides, you ve got to like a guy wh...


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    Roger Kahn is one of the greatest baseball writers of all timehe started out covering the Yankees and Dodgers and Giants in New York in the golden age of the early 50 s he used to hang out with Maris and Mantle, covered the end of the Ruth years and the full Jackie Robinson story Kahn s baseball books are interesting not only because of his insight into the game, but also the anecdotes he provides about all of these fascinating characters in this book, Kahn looks at the art and science of Roger Kahn is one of the greatest baseball writers of all timehe started out covering the Yankees and Dodgers and Giants in New York in the golden age of the early 50 s he used to hang out with Maris and Mantle, covered the end of the Ruth years and the full Jackie Robinson story Kahn s baseball books are interesting not only because of his insight into the game, but also the anecdotes he provides about all of thes...


  4. says:

    From the title of the book and the dust jacket, I expected The Head Game to be littlein the vein of something like George Will s Men At Work I wanted something a littletechnical, perhaps looking at how a pitcher in a similar situation say, a 2 2 count might employ different strategies against different batters, that ...


  5. says:

    Roger Kahn writes great baseball I know most of the pitchers stories use in the book.but he puts them in great context and adds great detail and context He used his access to some of the greats to interview them about great pitching For my money, the Don Drysdale section was worth the price of the book Kahn knows baseball well enough not to get too involved in who was the greatest, although he does give his list of the greatest at the end of the book but he highlights the intelligence o Roger Kahn writes great baseball I know most of the pitchers stories use in the book.but he puts them in great context and adds great detail and context He used his access to some of the greats to interview them about great pitching For my money, the Don Drysdale section was worth the price of the book Kahn knows baseball well enough not to get too involved in who was the greatest, although he does give his list of the greatest at the end of the book but he highlights the intelligence of the great...


  6. says:

    This is my favorite book of all time.I am a nostalgic person who loves baseball The Head Game combines both of these when describing the art of pitching throughout the history of baseball.More importantly, after reading this book as a young lad and blossoming pitcher my outlook and analysis of the game of baseball and my approach to pitching changed drastically Baseball instantly became a sport with infinite depth I no longer watched and played games based on each inning Instead I became f This is my favorite book of all time.I am a nostalgic person who loves baseball The Head Game combines both of these when describing the art of pitching throughout the history of baseball.More importantly, after reading this book as a young lad and blossoming pitcher my outlook and analysis of the game of baseball and my approach to pitching changed drastic...


  7. says:

    Kahn is obviously one of the greatest and most prolific baseball writers of all time This is well structured, but rambles at times and repeats itself at other times His chapters on Koufax and Gibson are a little too short for me considering th...


  8. says:

    I was hoping to learnabout pitching from this book than I did Most of the book dwells on pitchers active in the last 19th century and the first decade of the 20s There s farabout Christy Mathewson than I had any interest in knowing There s a bit about the pi...


  9. says:

    Interesting from an historical perspective an account of different types of pitches invented over time I was looking forinsight and perhaps quotes, really getting inside the minds of the most brilliant pitchers since the game began I learned a thing or two but found it to be rather dry I ve read ...


  10. says:

    Less a discussion about the art of pitching andlike a history of pitchers as told through Roger Kahn s chats with former players and coaches, the book had some nice stories about the characters in baseball over the years but I came away feeling like there was not nearly as much substance as I ...


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