A Book Review

Splitters, Squeezes, And Steals, The Inside Story of Baseball’s Greatest Techniques, Strategies, and Plays by Derek Gentile


This book is a must-read for any baseball buff.  Honestly, who could answer off the top of their head: that Ross Barnes invented the Baltimore Chop bunt, or that Toad Ramsey invented the knuckleball.  Just as the title says, the book goes in-depth into ordinary strategies, like the stolen base, and the bunt, and the not-so-ordinary strategies, like the aforementioned Baltimore Chop.  The book takes 245 large-print pages to cover all aspects of the game, pitching, hitting, baserunning, fielding, managing, stadiums, food, even how to doctor a field!  The author uncovers the roots to every strategy and technique, even demonstrating how to throw certain pitches, and how to use certain strategies.  As I said before, this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to know everything about America’s Pastime.  

Also, I will be out of town until Saturday and unable to post.

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