"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 two-time All-Star and played on two world championship teams with the Cardinals (1964 and 1967). He has provided analysis for FOX games since 1996. Danny Peary's books include Cult Movies; Cult Baseball Players; We Played the Game; and Super Bowl.
"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