"I started McCarver's book because I was sure he would teach me something. I finished it as Casey Stengel."--The Cincinnati Enquirer
Tim McCarver, baseball's preeminent analyst, has set down all that he knows about how the game should be played and watched. With his trademark wit and style, McCarver explains the fundamentals and proper mechanics at the level necessary for success in the major leagues.
Baseball for Brain Surgeons and Other Fans is a gold mine for all fans, brain surgeons or otherwise, and anyone learning how to play or coach the game. (Even major leaguers will pick up some pointers.) After the wonderful 1998 season, America's pastime has never been more popular, and with the deeper knowledge and understanding of baseball that Brain Surgeons provides, any fan will be able to watch it like a pro.
About the Author
Tim McCarver was a major league catcher from 1959 to 1980 and World Series MVP in 1964 with the St. Louis Cardinals. A six-time Emmy winner, McCarver was ranked by "TV Guide" as one of the top ten sportscasters of all-time in its all-century edition. His acclaimed The Tim McCarver Show is enjoying its seventh season on television after two years on national radio. He lives in Sarasota, Florida.
Jim Moskovitz is the creator and producer of Chevrolet's The Tim McCarver Show. He has written and produced several long-running television series, prime-time specials, and sports books. He lives and works with his wife, Joyce, in Manhattan.
Danny Peary is the writer-researcher for "The Tim McCarver Show." This is his third book with McCarver. He lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.
Danny Peary is an American film critic and sports writer. He has written and edited twenty-two books on cinema and sports-related topics. He earned a B.A. in History from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and an M.A. in Cinema at University of Southern California. He has lived in New York City since 1977.
"The most intelligent book ever written about our secular national religion."
"Read any chapter and you'll never watch baseball again
in quite the same way."--The Arizona Republic
"McCarver and Peary answer virtually every strategic question about
how the sport is played." --Baseball Weekly
"One of the most significant baseball books in years."--Publishers Weekly