I am so thrilled that Bill Lee read my new book Pinnacle on the Mound and praised it. Bill pitched fourteen years in the big leagues and won seventeen games three times. At age 75, he's still playing baseball and pitching! He's a gifted writer and a fantastic storyteller (his appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and Ken Burns's Baseball are joyful), and he's a cat you want to sit down and have a beer with and talk baseball, books, music, and the world's problems. Lucky for me, he read my book and liked it. Bill says, "I have believed and lived my life in serendipity. Doug Wedge’s book Pinnacle on the Mound is yet another example. I couldn't get past chapters one and two without a reread. Jim Lonborg and Mike McCormick. If Lonnie doesn't get hurt I don't get called up to the show. In my first game, on the very day I got called up, I am pitching with my Mike McCormick glove (not kidding). Written on the thumb and fingers is, “Be Smooth, Throw Strikes, Keep Ball Down, Don't Alibi, and Hustle!” All of these Cy Young winners had their mentors that subtly tweaked their deliveries to make all the difference. Mine was my dad, with my first major league glove! Amazing book, Doug." Thank you so much, Bill!
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