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Kirtland Community College Library GV 971 .B54 2013 30775305504244 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780786471799
  • ISBN: 0786471794
  • Physical Description: print
    vii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Three fastball prodigies -- The 107-mph fastball? -- The kinetic chain of pitching, roughly quantified -- The four elements of pitching power -- The Dalkowski phenomenon : under-damped biological springs at near-resonance -- Triple play : the importance of hand speed -- The fickle flight of Koufax's fast-spinning four-seamer -- The band and the gap -- Diminishing velocity : five effects that link eccentric contractions to power loss -- Building strength and velocity with the "magic" of eccentric contractions -- The wild card of pitching power -- Endurance, durability, and longevity : Amos Rusie vs. Pedro Martinez -- Differential power loss : outliers, slumps, and downward trends -- The fourth prodigy? -- Glossary of technical terms related to pitching power.
Summary, etc.: "This book presents a scientific but easy-to-understand explanation of pitching power, describing how pitchers can achieve phenomenal fastball velocity and record-breaking strikeout numbers. It fills the gap between hyper-technical and folk science, answering some long-standing questions"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Pitching (Baseball)
Pitchers (Baseball)
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