The man whom Whitey Herzog recently called "the greatest arm ever to wear spikes" tells of growing up and learning to throw in Alvin, Texas; of players he idolized; of the greats he pitched against; and of the highlights of his career. 30 photos on two 8-page inserts.The man whom Whitey Herzog recently called "the greatest arm ever to wear spikes" tells of growing up and learning to throw in Alvin, Texas; of players he idolized; of the greats he pitched against; and of the highlights of his career. 30 photos on two 8-page inserts.Read Less
Fine in fine dust jacket. Doubleday & Co., New York, NY, 1988. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, Size=6"x8.5", 236pgs. Clean, tight & bright. NO ink names, bookplates, DJ tears etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 038524438X 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very good in very good dust jacket. CG4-A first edition hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by Nolan Ryan to previous owner in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping and crease on the edges and corners, scattered scratches and rubbing, tanning and light shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, cocked, some light stains on the page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. 8.5"x6", 236 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author Inscribed, "To Phil, Best Wishes" and signed by Nolan Ryan on the half-title page. First printing of first edition. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Non-authorial gift inscription on the rear endpage. Paper of the front pastedown has a strip of wrinkling near the gutter, a flaw which occured during the printing process. The dust jacket is slightly crimped at the head of the spine and has a short diagonal crease to the top of the front flap.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 236 p. Audience: General/trade. Ryan pitching in an Astros uniform on the dj and personalized and SIGNED BY NOLAN RYAN. I HAVE 1000+ BOOKS FOR SALE, MANY AUTOGRAPHED. To see the list just send me a request
Very Good in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author Signed by Nolan Ryan on the half-title page, date written in a different hand. First printing of first edition. Very Good+ in a Near Fine dust jacket. Very faint foxing to top edge of textblock. Jacket lightly edgeworn with no chips or tears.
Publishers Weekly, 1988-04-08 Coauthored with freelance writer Frommer, this straightforward, no-frills autobiography of one of the most successful pitchers in history, the man whose ``heat'' has been clocked at more than 100 miles an hour, makes pleasant reading. Ryan got into professional baseball largely through the efforts of a scout for the New York Mets; in the big leagues, he set all sort of records, to which he is still adding at age 41. The only hurler to have achieved five no-hit games, he is also the all-time leader in strikeouts and strikeouts per nine innings; on 22 occasions he has had 15 or more strikeouts in a game and 173 times he has struck out 10 or more, also records. He has pitched for the Mets, the Angels and the Astros, and has been a key figure in five divisional races, but remains a down-home Texan, a fact attested to by the managers, umpires and players whose quotes are included here. Photos not seen by PW. (May)
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