A Pitcher's Story

A Pitcher's Story

Innings With David Cone

Book - 2001
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Explores the world of one of baseball's greatest pitchers and introduces his craft, in a candid inside look at one of the most challenging skills in sports.

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The acclaimed author of The Summer Game and Season Ticket journeys inside the world of one of the game's greatest pitchers and introduces readers to his craft in this inspiring and candid inside look at one of the most challenging skills in sports. 100,000 first printing. First serial, The New Yorker.

Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2001
ISBN: 9780446527682
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Innings with David Cone


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Feb 14, 2015

It's difficult to read this book because steroid usage wasn't known at the time it was written. The book follows a season with David Cone, after winning 20 games in the previous season. Cone became the first pitcher to have 10 years between 20 game winning seasons (red flag?). Cone had a pretty colourful season in MLB, but a lot of it is only mentioned in passing: drug use on the 1985 KC Royals, partying with the 1989 Mets, 1994 players strike and the steroid era. Hopefully the next book about Cone will get into more of the ugly details and fall-out.

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