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The Art of Catching: The Secrets and Techniques of Baseball's Most Demanding Position Paperback – September 1, 2008
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Brent Mayne was a major-league catcher from 1989 to 2004. He played most of his career for the Kansas City Royals but also spent time with the New York Mets, Oakland A s, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Los Angeles Dodgers. He caught 1,143 pro games and has the distinction of being the only catcher in the twentieth century to have won a game as a pitcher.
An All-American in college, he was drafted in the first round and inducted into the Orange Coast College Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Cal State Fullerton Hall of Fame in 2010. In his retirement, Brent has gone on to serve on the board of directors for both the Braille Institute and the Center for Hope and Healing. He enjoys surfing, fly fishing, golf, yoga, and traveling. Brent lives in California with his wife Hillary; they have three children.
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This book not only covers skills and tactics but also the history and theory behind them. I would definately recommend this to anyone looking to learn more about The Art of Catching. Our copy is torn, tattered and well loved.