Item description for Unhittable: Reliving the Magic and Drama of Baseball's Best-Pitched Games by Phil Pepe, Jr. Buckley James & Nolan Ryan...
Overview Baseball fans can relive the greatest and most dramatic performances by pitchers in the history of the sport. Officially licensed by Major League Baseball, "Unhittable" includes a full 100-minute original program on DVD, produced by MLB Productions. 1-57243-666-2$34.95 / Triumph Books
Publishers Description The only title that Major League Baseball authorized for fall 2004, this title takes fans through the most amazing pitching feats ever via printed word and accompanying DVD.
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More About Phil Pepe, Jr. Buckley James & Nolan Ryan
Phil Pepe has covered sports in New York for more than five decades. He was the Yankees beat writer for the "New York World Telegram & Sun" from 1961-64, and for the "New York Daily News" from 1971-84. He is the author of more than 40 books, including "My Favorite Summer: 1956" with Mickey Mantle (Doubleday), which reached No. 7 on the "New York Times" bestseller list; "BillyBall" with Billy Martin (Doubleday); and "Talkin' Baseball: An Oral History of Baseball in the 1970s "(Ballantine).
Reviews - What do customers think about Unhittable: Reliving the Magic and Drama of Baseball's Best-Pitched Games?
It has everything you're want and need Jan 16, 2007
This book was bought for me as a Christmas present, and I love it.
First and foremost, it's a breakdown of the history of baseball's no-hitters and perfect games. From the late 1800s to present day, the book chronicles various great performances, and seemingly Herculean efforts of some of early baseball's workhorses.
Some of the content: -The clutch work of Don Larsen's no-no in the World Series -The domination of Rick Wise who hit two HRs during the game he pitched a no-no -The sad and heart-warming story of Wilson Alvarez pitching his no-hitter one year - to the day - after losing his baby boy -The inspiring Jim Abbot, who played in the majors with one hand, throwing his gem for the Yankees -Johnny Vander Meer's amazing back-to-back no-hitters -Even the unfortunate players like Harvey Haddix, who threw 12 perfect innings and lost the game
The book is outstanding, with huge, full-page color photos, history of the game, the impact of pitching and no-hitters, box scores from various no-hitters/perfect games, and assorted tidbits about most of the games.
What's great is the DVD that accompanies the book. There are cross generational interviews, going back to the old days and including some modern players. There are highlight reel catches and defensive gems that allowed some of the pitching performances to become no-hitters or perfect games. There are several appearances of the old, hideously designed, bright rainbow jerseys of the Astros, which, cause nausea, but seem to cause an equal amount of nostalgia related love.
What's more, the DVD includes a workout segment from Major League Baseball where they interview Nolan Ryan. And as an extra to the DVD, the ninth inning of six no-hitters is on the DVD (including Nomo's gem for the Red Sox and Gooden's perfection with the Yankees).
This book, and DVD, is a great buy for any baseball lover. You can't go wrong with this book if you are giving it to an avid sports fan who loves to read and watch sports shows.