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Coaches, managers, and baseball writers all like to talk about the tools a player has. “Player X is a five-tool player,” they’ll say. The five tools are speed, arm strength, fielding ability, hitting for average, and hitting for power. Regarded as possibly the greatest five-tool player, Willie Mays put up the numbers to prove it. Ted Williams, another baseball great, said, “They invented the All-Star Game for Willie Mays.”
With more than 4,800 strikeouts during his career and a history of pitching into late innings, Randy Johnson should make anyone’s list of great pitchers. One of the tallest pitchers to take the mound, his reach made it seem like he was 10 feet closer to the plate. Johnson was also known for having the ability to focus intensely. He could shut out all distractions and concentrate only on the catcher’s mitt. This focus defined who Johnson was, both on and off the field.
Mo’ne Davis rose to international fame during the 2014 Little League World Series, when she became the first girl to pitch a shutout and then win a Little League World Series game. At 13 years of age, she threw a curveball that left hitters shaking their heads in disbelief, and her fastball reached a speed of 70 miles per hour. That’s the equivalent of a 93-mile-per-hour pitch on a full-size diamond.
Publisher : Rockridge Press (January 28, 2020)
Language : English
Paperback : 166 pages
ISBN-10 : 1641529334
ISBN-13 : 978-1641529334
Reading age : 8 – 11 years, from customers
Lexile measure : 1090L
Grade level : 4 – 6
Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
Dimensions : 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.8 inches