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March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is pleased to welcome Doug Wedge, author of the book, Pinnacle on the Mound: Cy Young Award Winners Talk Baseball, for an in-person author event and book signing on Thursday March 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm. The event will be held in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books, Doug will discuss his book with Pat Cawiezell, Buyer and Author Program Coordinator at Magic City and will sign books at the conclusion of the talk.
In Pinnacle on the Mound: Cy Young Award Winners Talk Baseball, ten pitchers who were recognized as the best in the game share fascinating stories from their years in the majors. Featuring pitchers such as Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley and five-time Gold Glove Award winner Ron Guidry, this book offers captivating insight into the players’ different approaches to the game, how they honed their skills, and what was happening behind the scenes in their award-winning seasons. From fastballs to sinkers, curveballs to knuckleballs, this diverse group of pitchers found success in many different ways, whether it was mastering a new pitch or taking on the role of a closer.
This event is free and open to the public. Pinnacle on the Mound is available now at Magic City Books or you can buy online, https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/pinnacle-on-the-mound/682.
Doug Wedge is a writer and attorney. He is the author of two baseball history books, The Cy Young Catcher with Charlie O’Brien and Baseball in Alabama: Tales of Hardball in the Heart of Dixie. He lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Praise for Pinnacle on the Mound
“I enjoyed reading Pinnacle on the Mound. You can tell that this book is a labor of love, and it reminds me of what makes baseball such a great game — the competition, the preparation, and the execution of nine guys on the field, working together. Read these stories about R.A. Dickey, one of my favorites, and Jack McDowell, one of the most competitive guys I ever coached. This book does them and the game great justice.” –Buck Showalter, three-time American League Manager of the Year
“Doug Wedge’s book about ten Cy Young Award winners is a most enjoyable read for all baseball fans. The chapter on R. A. Dickey was superb. R. A.’s story, from a struggling minor leaguer to a 20-game winner and a Cy Young, is one of the most heartwarming tales in the history of the game.” –Terry Collins, manager, New York Mets, 2011-2017
“At a time when our beloved baseball is bejibbered by wearying sabermetrics, garish infield shifts, noxious pitch counts, leveraging, players’ household squabbles, and the mysterious inability to lay down a simple bunt, Mr. Wedge’s extremely welcome book, zero-ing in on these Cy Young Award winners of the not-so-distant past, feels to be just what I’m hungriest for as a life-long baseball fan — the real skinny, the low-down about the game itself.” –Richard Ford