One Pitch Away

One Pitch Away

The Players' Stories of the 1986 League Championships and World Series

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
An inside-the-dugout account, based on interviews with the key players among the Angels, Astros, Mets and Red Sox, of a remarkable season and arguably the most spectacular comeback in the history of the sport.

Blackwell North Amer
Undeniably one of the best post-seasons in baseball history, the league playoffs and World Series of 1986 gave special memories to every fan of the game. The heart-stopping action, last-minute wins, game-changing errors, pitches that could never be taken back, and managing decisions that could not be changed combined for a spectacular display of our American pastime.
Fans love the excitement but sometimes forget that behind the fanfare, the multi-million-dollar stadiums, the endorsements, and the camera lights, the athletes are real people. Author Mike Sowell not only recounts the thrilling ride of this post-season, he takes us into the lives of the players who defined those edge-of-your-seat games to hear their stories of these championships and to find out what happened after it was all over.
Dave Henderson speaks of how he felt after hitting the home run that turned around the AL playoffs; Bob Knepper reveals how he still agonizes over the pitches he threw to Lenny Dykstra and Mookie Wilson in Game 6 of the NL Series: and Donnie Moore's wife tells how the fans' jeers affected her late husband. We learn of Doug DeCinces' unceremonious release from the Angels: the new perspective his son's cancer gave Bob Stanley on the game; and Bill Buckner's true feelings about Boston fans. Mike Scott, Ray Knight, Calvin Schiraldi, Mookie Wilson, Dave Stapleton, Mike Witt, Billy Hatcher, Gary Carter, and others talk about what they are doing today, how they look back on that post-season, and how they feel about baseball in general.

& Taylor

Interviews with the key players among the Angels, Astros, Mets, and Red Sox document a remarkable season and arguably the most spectacular comeback in the history of the sport

Publisher: New York, NY : Macmillan USA, c1995
ISBN: 9780026124164
Characteristics: 312 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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