Learn To Love Baseball Episode 3

INTERNET EXTRAS (!) of Episode 3 of Learn To Love Baseball – “Introducing… The Pitcher! (PART ONE)” with Daniel Student

  • All these great quotes in this episode come from just a great website all the way around for our purposes, Stephen Ellis’s The Complete Pitcher
  • I can’t imagine doing any of this without the insanely nerdy FanGraphs to dip into time and again, including this great article “Every Pitch Is Bad For You”
  • Here’s Mental Floss’s “6 Theories on the Origin of the Bullpen”
  • And don’t say I didn’t warn you, but here’s a full history of the strike zone from MLB.com (WARNING: Only go here if you feel your inner baseball dork growing at a rapid pace!)
  • I felt I needed some pictures on this episode’s extras, so here are all the pitchers I quoted in Introducing The Pitcher (PART ONE)
    Sandy Koufax, considered by many the best left-handed pitcher of all time, and America’s greatest Jewish athlete
    Dizzy Dean and his notorious high leg kick
    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale, 1959
    Whitey Ford of the Yankees pitching, 1950
    UNDATED: Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch during a game. Ole’ Pete played for the Phillies from 1911-1917 and in 1930.

    I literally didn’t realize that Tim McGraw was Tug’s sign until I found this photo.

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