Gloucester: Sawyer Free Library


Throwback : a big-league catcher tells how the game is really played / Jason Kendall and Lee Judge.


  • ISBN: 9781250031839
  • ISBN: 1250031834
  • Description: 291 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.

Available copies

Current holds

0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult New Books New 796.357/Kendall (Text to phone) Reshelving -
Beverly Main NEW GV 865 .K46 A3 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers New Books GV 865 K46 A3 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction GV 865 .K46 A3 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW GV 865 .K46 A3 2014 (Text to phone) Checked out 07/30/2014
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 796.357/KENDALL (Text to phone) Checked out 07/30/2014
Swampscott Lower Level 796.357 K (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 796.3575 KENDALL Judge (Text to phone) Checked out 08/05/2014
Wakefield High School Summer Reading List (Across from Circulation Desk) Reading List 9-12 Suggested (Text to phone) Checked out 08/04/2014

Content descriptions

Contents Note: Pregame -- The pitcher -- The catcher -- The infield -- The outfield -- The hitter -- The base runner -- The manager -- The other stuff -- The end -- The signs.
Summary: "Structured to mirror the flow of a baseball game, THROWBACK covers everything that happens both in plain sight and behind the scenes (or sometime in whispered invective at the plate or in the bullpen), from the players' pregame routines and the pitcher's warm-up tosses, to the hidden signs the catcher and pitcher use to communicate to outwit hitters; from infielders' often amusing conversations with men at first and third bases, to the specific positions outfielders often take based on the pitch they anticipate will next be thrown. Based on Kendall's15 years of professional MLB experience, THROWBACK weaves hilarious first-person anecdotes together with wonderfully illuminating "Oh, that's why they do that!" insights into professional baseball, how it's played, and the "why" behind everything you see happening on and off the field"-- Provided by publisher.
Judge, Lee. (Added Author).