The typical baseball fan yearns for one of two things: a strikeout or a home run. But most of the game takes place in between these electrifying moments, and this book discusses the importance of qsmall ballq to baseball. It examines the multitude of times small ball activities have secured victories through aggressive base running, sacrifice hits, squeeze bunts, stolen bases, productive outs and hit-and-run plays, as well as games in which aggressive small ball activity led to defeat. The book covers the most important small ball players, managers and teams.Californiaa#39;s fast moving fly chaser, Gary Pettis, swiped 50 bags to finish second in the junior league for the second straight season and ... In the NL, Colemana#39;s 107 steals led the circuit, while Eric Davis (80), Tim Raines (70), and Mariano Duncan (48), also had large totals. ... He smashed 27 homers and became only the second player behind Henderson to have a 20 homer, 80 steal season, despite notanbsp;...
|Title||:||Small Ball in the Big Leagues|
|Author||:||James D. Szalontai|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2010-09-29|