Event with Terry McDermott

On Sunday, June 4 at 4 pm we are pleased to welcome author Terry McDermott to the store. Terry will be reading from and discussing his new book. There is no charge for this event.

Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching and the Art of Deception contains among other things a history of pitching, a history of personal fandom and a pitch-by-pitch breakdown of a single game – Felix Hernandez’s perfect game on August 15, 2012.  Tracing the evolution of pitching and the pitcher’s art of deception, Off Speed tells the fascinating story of baseball’s 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch. Using the framework of a single game (nine chapters, nine innings, nine pitches),  it explores the history of every type of pitch, combining the folk wisdom of the players with the enormous wealth of new data brought to the sport by the growing legion of statisticians who are transforming many of the sport’s once sacred beliefs.

Terry McDermott is a former national reporter for the Los Angeles Times and the author of three previous books: The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (coauthored with Josh Meyer); 101 Theory Drive: The Discovery of Memory; and Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers—Who They Were, Why They Did It.

Event date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Laguna Beach Books
1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780307379429
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pantheon Books - May 16th, 2017