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The Resource The arm : inside the billion-dollar mystery of the most valuable commody in sports, Jeff Passan

The arm : inside the billion-dollar mystery of the most valuable commody in sports, Jeff Passan

Label
The arm : inside the billion-dollar mystery of the most valuable commody in sports
Title
The arm
Title remainder
inside the billion-dollar mystery of the most valuable commody in sports
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Passan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Every year, Major League Baseball spends upward of $2 billion on pitchers - five times the salary of all NFL quarterbacks combined. Pitchers are the lifeblood of the sport, the ones who win championships, but today they face an epidemic unlike any baseball has seen. One tiny ligament in the elbow keeps snapping and sending teenagers and major leaguers alike to undergo sugery, an issue the baseball establishment ignored for decades. For three years, Jeff Passan traveled the world to better understand the pitching arm and its past, present, and future. He exposed the broken youth system that spits out more injured pitchers than ever. He got the inside story of how the Chicago Cubs decided to spend $155 million on one arm - an arm that helped them win their first World Series in 108 years. He sat down for a rare interview with Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, whose career ended at thirty because of an arm injury. Passan went to Japan to understand how another baseball-obsessed nation deals with this crisis. And he followed two major league pitchers as they returned from Tommy John surgery, the revolutionary procedure named for the former All-Star who first underwent it more than forty years ago. Passan discovered a culture that struggles to prevent arm injuries and lacks the support for the changes necessary to do so. He explains that without a drastic shift in how baseball thinks about its talent, another generation of pitchers will fall prey to the same problem that vexes the current one." -- back cover of work
Cataloging source
M$I
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Passan, Jeff
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV871
LC item number
.P29 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pitchers (Baseball)
  • Arm
  • Arm
  • Baseball players
Label
The arm : inside the billion-dollar mystery of the most valuable commody in sports, Jeff Passan
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A Dead Man's Tendon -- Dummyball -- The Men Who Changed Baseball History -- Chimps, Quacks, and Freaks -- Young Guns -- Overuse, Underuse, and No Use -- Pay the Man -- The Second Time Around -- Rehab Hell -- Fear, Loathing, and Rotten Meat -- Land of the Rising Arm Injury Rate -- Changeup-- The Swamp of Possible Solutions -- Dog Days -- The New Frontier -- Spring
Control code
982083208
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Harper Paperback Edition.
Extent
358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062400376
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The arm : inside the billion-dollar mystery of the most valuable commody in sports, Jeff Passan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A Dead Man's Tendon -- Dummyball -- The Men Who Changed Baseball History -- Chimps, Quacks, and Freaks -- Young Guns -- Overuse, Underuse, and No Use -- Pay the Man -- The Second Time Around -- Rehab Hell -- Fear, Loathing, and Rotten Meat -- Land of the Rising Arm Injury Rate -- Changeup-- The Swamp of Possible Solutions -- Dog Days -- The New Frontier -- Spring
Control code
982083208
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Harper Paperback Edition.
Extent
358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062400376
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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