I “read” the Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers. By that, I mean I read the various article sections and flipped through the reference section. I didn’t read every single entry about which pitches were thrown by which pitchers. I feel a bit bad about including it on my list of books as a result, but my wife said she thought it counted, so I bowed to her discernment in this, as in so many things. A much better book than the one mentioned in the previous post, I think. Probably because there was much less of Bill James’ opinions and more of simply historical research. That and Rob Neyer seems to me to be a more reasonable person, insofar as one can tell these things merely by reading the writings of each individual. Not a book for anything but the most hardcore fan, but if you’re ever doing research that requires information about an obscure baseball pitcher, this is the book you’ll want to find.
Listening to: Stevie Ray Vaughan – Soul to Soul – 01 – Say What!