Item #EJP002 The Art of Curve Pitching, Embracing Both the Theory and Practice of the Art Including a Few Hints for Beginners. Edward J. Prindle.

The Art of Curve Pitching, Embracing Both the Theory and Practice of the Art Including a Few Hints for Beginners

Price: $2,500.00

Original Wraps. [no place]: [s.n.], 1888. First Edition. Near Fine.

First edition. Publisher's off-white wrappers, printed in black. Near fine, with a light soiling to front wrapper, previous owner's name in pen to top of front wrapper, and some very light vertical creasing to wrappers. Overall, a very well- preserved 19th century baseball guide. In The Art of Curve Pitching, Prindle explains the mechanics of pitching a curveball in simple yet detailed language. He starts off by outlining the two "indispensable conditions" for pitching a curveball: "the resistance offered to the ball by the air" and "a rotary motion of the ball on its own axis." Some chapters in the pamphlet are: "The Theory," "The Practice," "Reasons for Failure," "Accuracy in Pitching," and "Strategy." Other baseball books written by Prindle include The Art of Batting (1888), Baseball and How to Play It (1896), and The Art of Base Running (1890). Item #EJP002