Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"The Rotation" the new Phillies book by Salisbury and Zolecki

Buy the Phillies book  The Rotation: A Season with the Phillies and the Greatest Pitching Staff Ever Assembled  for a great summer read this year

It's something that we've started to get accustomed to. After years of mediocrity, the Phillies have inspired writers to unleash a torrent of books about the team in the last couple of years. This year, one of the best books to read about the Phillies is called The Rotation.

It's a collection of stories about something that's never happened in the history of Phillies baseball. The team had assembled 4 legitimate 'aces' on the same team, and this book takes you on a journey of what is was like to acquire these pitchers, and then on a tale of the season, and along with some funny anecdotes thrown in along the way.

The book was written by veteran MLB.com writer, Todd Zolecki, and long time columnist and current CSN Philly Phillies beat reporter, Jim Salisbury.

Here's the release from Running Press books about The Rotation:

Not since 1957 has one major league team's pitching staff boasted three pitchers (Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Roy Oswalt) in the Top Ten in career winning-percentage.

 Plus, the Philadelphia Phillies' 2011 rotation also happens to include Cole Hamels—the 2008 NLCS and World Series MVP—and an alternating fifth starter. This awe-inducing rotation has been the talk of baseball since coming together in December 2010.

 They were featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated's 2011 baseball- preview edition, interviewed on the MLB Network on opening day of spring training, covered in the New York Times Magazine, and mentioned in numerous newspapers and magazines nationwide.

Authored by two of the most knowledgable and connected Phillies beat writers, The Rotation is a remarkably detailed day-in-the-life story of one complete season with a Major League Baseball starting-pitching staff. 

The authors offer deep daily access to the Phillies players, coaches, and front-office staff, as well as the players and staff of other major league teams and the national baseball media.With firsthand reporting and extensive interviews, plus two full-color photo inserts, this is a fascinating and detailed look into the day-to-day operation of what is arguably the greatest pitching rotation ever assembled.

 It is a must-read for Phillies fans and general baseball fans alike.

Stay tuned to the 'Phillies Talk' podcast all year long this season, we hope to talk to Todd and or Jim on a future show about this awesome look at what it was like to be inside of 'The Rotation.'

Get your book signed by the authors here is some signings coming up:

  • April 26: Barnes & Noble in Marlton, NJ, 7 p.m.
  • May 10: Tredyfrrin Public Library in Stafford, PA, 7:30 p.m.

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