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In Men at Work, political pundit George Will breaks baseball down, parsing it into essential tasks: hitting, fielding, pitching, and managing. Why do some succeed grandly while others are more apt to whiff? By analyzing the way Tony Gwynn, Cal Ripken, Orel Hershiser, and Tony LaRussa approach the game and do what they do, he finds striking similarities in intelligence, dedication, drive, and desire.
In this book for the hard-core baseball fan, Will persuades such notables as Tony La Russa, Orel Hershiser and Tony Gwynn to offer details on the finer points of the game. "The author tends to retell well-known baseball history a little too often," said PW. "But as a sports journalist, he shows himself to be a master at enticing players into particularly enlightening discussions."
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This book ranks up there with "Perfect: the Rise and Fall of John Paciorek, Baseball's Greatest One-game Wonder" as an outstanding baseball book.Published 1 month ago by Kent
Purchase this on my Kindle at the recommendation of a friend over a year ago, and I haven't yet finished it. It is an interesting book, but just not enough to hold my attention. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mmuncci
Everything you wanted to know about baseball as of late 1980s intermingled with some fascinating history lessons, all centred around four intimates: pitcher, hitter, fielder and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nelson
A must for the baseball fan. Though written a few decades ago, a lot of what Mr. Will has to say is still relevant to the game.Published 2 months ago by John E Russo
For those who view baseball as a sport where little happens, this book will dispell that uninformed notion. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jukebachs
Best baseball book I've ever read. Mr. Will shows all that goes into a game is much more than what you see. Read morePublished 3 months ago by E2Rose