Insight Pitch: My Life as a Major League Closer. (ISBN: 9781683581758)I3
You’re straddling the pitcher’s mound in Shea Stadium. The game rests in your hands. Your heart is pounding. Big money is at stake. You feel thousands of eyes burning your jersey as they wait for a pitch. You gulp at the air trying to settle your nerves. It’s go time.
Retired Major League Baseball pitcher Skip Lockwood tells anecdotes from throughout his career as a ballplayer, starting with his days as a Little Leaguer through his professional tenure with the Kansas City Athletics, Seattle Pilots, Milwaukee Brewers, California Angels, New York Mets, and Boston Red Sox, before his retirement in 1980. Along the way, he details both the on- and off-the-field shenanigans as well as the enormous psychological process that he underwent each and every time he took the mound
Insight Pitch is more than a memoir. It’s an action story that takes you closer to the heat on the field than you’ve ever been. It’s a sports story that spills over three decades, where off-the-wall characters slug it out next to legends and heroes. Insight Pitch is a story of hope as well as an instruction on how to move past anxiety and build the iron will and self-confidence needed to excel in the middle of confusion and chaos.
Readers will find some laughs along the way and marvel as they share the locker room with legends like Jesse Owens, Satchel Paige, Catfish Hunter, and Yogi Berra. Humorous but insightful, this book makes the perfect addition to any baseball fan’s shelf