The best baseball writing is about more than baseball. That's why I say that THE PITCH THAT KILLED is an excellent book about life & death. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael T. Schein
The title of this book really caught my attention as I was a personal friend of Carl Mays. Although I am not a big fan of baseball, I wanted to read about it since I knew Carl. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Teresa Johnson
As a somewhat serious baseball fan, I knew of the death of Indians shortstop Ray Chapman after being hit in the head by a pitch in 1920. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mark R. Brewer
This book looks at Ray Chapman's death from all angles. It provides biographical background on Chapman and Carl Mays, the pitcher, as well as a background of how the teams handled... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Josh H.
This is a great book. Very educational about some of the players from way back and how the game evolved.Published 10 months ago by glo
This is an easy to read detailed but not tedious tale of the main persons involved. You really get a good feel for the backstory and personalities of Mays, Chapman and many of the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Nick C.
2nd time I have purchased and read this book..... More than just a baseball book. When baseball as we know it changed.Published 20 months ago by Rip Lowe
Sowell brings alive a rambunctious era in baseball -- the years after World War I -- with the centerpiece being the tragic and fatal beaning of Ray Chapman by Carl Mays. Read morePublished on June 9, 2011 by zorba
"The Pitch That Killed" features the Cleveland Indians and the 1920 American League pennant race. Firmly entwined in that story is the fatal beaning of the tribe's popular... Read morePublished on April 15, 2011 by Mcgivern Owen L