More than a century after he twirled his last game, Christy Mathewson remains one of the greatest pitchers in baseball's history. Still the National League wins leader, Mathewson was one of the "Five Immortals" - the game's inaugural Hall of Fame class - opening the doors to Cooperstown alongside Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson, and Honus Wagner.
Originally published in 1912, Pitching in a Pinch was the definitive guide to early baseball strategy. And now with Kyle Tait's performance, you can climb into a time capsule and experience the game's golden era through the eyes of one of the best. Many of the names have passed out of memory, but they're resurrected through Mathewson's wit and wisdom. Relive first-hand accounts of the infamous "Merkle's Boner" incident and how teams used to "game" the grounds to put visitors at a disadvantage, and catch musings and mishaps in a language fitting to the early 20th century. Through it all, you'll learn how much the game has changed from its beginnings...and how much it's stayed the same.
If this wasn’t a book by Matty I would have stopped half way through. I really wanted to like the book but it’s unfortunately one of the worst baseball books I’ve read or listened too. That said, if you love Matty grit through it.