Catcher: How the Man Behind the Plate Became an American Folk Hero

Catcher: How the Man Behind the Plate Became an American Folk Hero

By Peter Morris

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Todays baseball catcher stolidly goes about his duty without attracting much attention. But it wasnt always that way, as Peter Morris shows in this lively and original study. In baseballs early days, catchers stood a safe distance back of the batter without protective gear. Then the introduction of the curveball in the 1870s led them to move up directly behind home plat

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