Baseball Signs and Signals: The Key to Tactics

Tom Petroff, Author, Jack Clary, With, Jeff Torborg, Designed by Taylor Publishing Company (TX) $9.95 (130p) ISBN 978-0-87833-545-9
Of interest to both baseball players and fans, this book shows the reader how signals are set up, how to introduce them to a team, how to practice them and how to change them during the season. With photos and diagrams, the authors demonstrate sample signs for every play: bunts, hit and runs, steals, suicide squeezes, slides, pitches, pickoffs, double steals. They also show acknowledgment signs between batters, runners and third-base coaches, alert signs, hot and decoy signs as well as pointers on stealing other teams' signs. In addition, the book contains many humorous anecdotes about the consequences when professional players have missed or ignored signs, such as the case of Roberto Clemente, who bunted when given a hit-away sign because he didn't ""feel like home run sic.'' Quizzes follow each chapter. (May)
Reviewed on: 03/31/1987
Release date: 04/01/1987
Genre: Nonfiction
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