New York: Stein and Day, 1977. Reprint. Hardcover. Used - Very good+. Boards and binding are sound. Text block is clean. 306 pp. / Good. Some small nicks and discoloring. Price clipped. Item #9073
Mathewson's Pitching in a Pinch was an instant hit when first published a century ago. For boys of that generation it was cultural currency like the Harry Potter stories are for kids today: every boy had read it, everyone knew Matty's stories, and everyone could quote his lines about courage, leadership, and teamwork by heart. The Boy Scouts of America issued a special edition for its members. If you were a boy a century ago, you probably loved Matty, and you definitely had read his book.
And today it's not hard to understand why. Pitching in a Pinch is a wonder: Mathewson weaves together strands including how-to advice on strategy and techniques for playing the game, funny stories about the other stars of his day, and his approach to winning on the field and off.