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Drinking Coffee with a Fork: The Story of Steve Carlton and the '72 Phillies #2020

Drinking Coffee with a Fork The Story of Steve Carlton and the Phillies Drawing on interviews with Carlton s teammates coaches opponents and the writers who covered the team as well as newspaper accounts and box scores of the games and opinions solicited from some of

  • Title: Drinking Coffee with a Fork: The Story of Steve Carlton and the '72 Phillies
  • Author: Steve Bucci Dave Brown Jamie Moyer
  • ISBN: 9781933822259
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • Drinking Coffee with a Fork: The Story of Steve Carlton and the '72 Phillies By Steve Bucci Dave Brown Jamie Moyer, Drawing on interviews with Carlton s teammates, coaches, opponents, and the writers who covered the team, as well as newspaper accounts and box scores of the games, and opinions solicited from some of the country s foremost baseball experts including Bob Costas, Jayson Stark, and Tom Verducci Bucci and Brown recreate the phenomenal performance by the man called Lefty.

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    1. One of the greatest individual seasons by a pitcher is told in rich detail in this recap of the 1972 season of the Philadelphia Phillies and their ace pitcher Steve Carlton In that season, Carlton won 27 games for the Phillies, a team that won only 59 the entire season Carlton not only won the most games in the National League that year, but he also had the lowest earned run average and led the league in strikeouts This earned him the Triple Crown of pitching, something that only a handful of pi [...]

    2. Let s subtitle this book Two Authors Desperately Seeking an Editor This is a book about Steve Carlton s astounding season when he won 27 games for a team that only won 59 in 1972 Oh yes 1972, that was the year that Richard Nixon ran for re election for the Presidency His opponent was George McGovern of North Dakota, whose campaign was plagued with problems not the least of which was Tricky Dick s bugging of his party s HQ George also had problems when it was revealed that his running mate, Thoma [...]

    3. Nothing like a well written baseball book after a very long and somewhat academic historical tome Steve Bucci has written a solid book about the very unusual Philadelphia Phillies season of 1972, when Steve Carlton won almost half of the games for this gruesomely pathetic last place team While many authors have written books about special seasons, few have succeeded in maintaining a solid narrative often, you find yourself reading verbal versions of box scores Mr Bucci never loses the essence of [...]

    4. OK, let s be honest Unless you are a Philly sports nut like I am this book will hold little interest for the average reader As a Phillies fan who was 19 way back when Steve Carlton had his amazing season this was a walk down memory lane and for that it is a 5 But the writing is pretty poor, the editing worse and there are a lot of disjointed things in the book, Plus the authors digress onto other Phillies issues or baseball issues at the wrong time Lots of quotes but from the same 8 or so sourc [...]

    5. This was written by guys who know about sports than writing, so it is often clunky The material it covers rates 4 stars I had known about Carlton s amazing year, but there were many facts still to be learned, like the number of incredible pitching duels during that season If I had a time machine, I d have to go back to that Spring night at the Vet, when only 8000 or so showed up to watch Carlton vs Bob Gibson, his former teammate with the Cardinals Unbelievable Lots of funny little stories, inc [...]

    6. Spring training is right around the corner, and this book is the perfect way to prepare for the 2012 Phillies World Series run It documents Steve Carlton s 1972 season a season which many baseball historians consider to be the finest season ever by a pitcher Lefty won 27 games for a Phillies team that won a paltry 59 games Whether your a baseball stats geek, or just want to brush up on your Phillies history, check it out

    7. This book was like reading box scores from 1972 about one of the worst Phillies teams ever The discussion of Carlton rarely went beyond things covered in the box score or newspaper accounts of the game Also, I know it is a few years old, but there was little to no discussion of advanced baseball stats commonly used now, which I thought also detracted from the book The one caveat is that I didn t finish it, so maybe the latter half of the book got really goodI guess I ll never find out.

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