Closer

Major League Players Reveal the Inside Pitch on Saving the Game
by Kevin Neary, Leigh A. Tobin, Brad Lidge

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The closer is the ace reliever who specializes in closing out the game without surrendering the lead. Facing a power hitter in the ninth inning with a man on base and no outs takes nerves of steel. The pressure on the mound is intense. It takes a special breed to...
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Paperback

Category

Number Of Pages 288

Publication Date 03/05/2013

ISBN 9780762446797

Dimensions 6 inches x 9 inches


Jim Hickey, Pitching Coach for Tampa Bay Rays
"If you want to learn everything there is to know about the game's best closers, then this is the book for you. It confirms what we have suspected all along:  closers are just different."

Palm Beach Post
“‘Closer’ knocks one out of the park… offers some insights, some anecdotes, some laughs. As baseball books go, it’s light but entertaining.”

brewcrewball.com

“I found this book refreshing for its lack of author-induced nostalgia. . . . Neary lets the players do the talking and the judging. . . . This was an interesting yet quick read, recommended to anyone who has an interest in any of the pitchers featured or the general history of closing. ”