The science of the fastball
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Kirtland Community College Library||GV 971 .B54 2013||30775305504244||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780786471799
- ISBN: 0786471794
vii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013.
|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.|
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