Best Non-Fiction Books to Read: A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches (Tyler Kepner)

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A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches is a book describing pitching in baseball, and how it has changed over the centuries (from when baseball started in the 1800s until now).

The book is obviously written primarily for baseball fans, and I would imagine it would be extremely boring for those who are unfamiliar or not passionate about baseball. If you are a baseball fan though, I think it is a well-written book that you will thoroughly enjoy reading, and it will also teach you so much about pitching and the history of the game.

The book was written by Tyler Kepner, The New York Times national baseball writer, and throughout the book you can see how thorough of a research job he did; there are so many quotes from former players, as well as stories and anecdotes that he must have gleaned throughout the years. While some of it may be common knowledge, most of it is stuff that was told to him directly, and that you can only learn if you read this book.

Some of the pitchers mentioned throughout this book include legends such as Greg Maddux, Clayton Kershaw, Mariano Rivera, etc. Having inside access to these type of huge names is a very cool thing to have.

As a baseball fan myself, I found the book very easy to read and packed with information. I got it on sale on my Kindle for $1.99, and if it is still that price today, I would recommend purchasing it and giving it a read!

A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches Recommendation Rating: 3.5

1: Something worth checking out if you have time

2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone

3: Something worth prioritizing if interested

4: Something worth making time to check out

5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for

One response to “Best Non-Fiction Books to Read: A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches (Tyler Kepner)”

  1. […] A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches (A great book about some of the most famous baseball pitches of all time) […]

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