The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports

Jeff Passan (Author)

Product Details

Publish Date
April 05, 2016
6.2 X 1.2 X 9.2 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author

Jeff Passan is a baseball columnist at Yahoo Sports, where he has worked for the past decade. He is the coauthor of the critically acclaimed Death to the BCS. He lives in Kansas with his wife and sons.


"A timely and comprehensive look at all aspects of a baseball problem that in recent years appears to approach a crisis."--Bob Costas
"The Arm makes it official--Jeff Passan is the best young baseball writer in America. This searing, meticulously reported account of the orthopedic revolution that began with Tommy John is must reading for every manager, general manager, pitcher and, most especially, every parent whose child has 100 mph dreams."--Jane Leavy, New York Times best-selling author of The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood
"The best baseball book of the year... Jeff Passan spent several years in clubhouses and operating rooms to report The Arm. It's a close, exceptionally well-written look into the game's epidemic of ruptured elbow ligaments, and the hard fact that medical science still has no real answers for it."--Boston Globe
"One of the most important books on baseball of the decade, a superbly researched and detailed look at the current 'epidemic' of arm injuries in the sport."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
" . . .A must-read for any sports dad or anxious Mets fan. A rating."--Entertainment Weekly
"Jeff Passan's The Arm is the real deal-a book that's both readable as hell and that has something meaningful to say about the way the game works...This human element lends the book its propulsive quality, but every part is fascinating. The Arm is a must-read."--BookPage Magazine
"This is the most important baseball book in years, not just for major league pitchers like me who had Tommy John surgery but for every parent who wants a child with a healthy arm. This is an epidemic that can be fixed, and The Arm is a great first step."--John Smoltz, former Cy Young Award winner
'Give[s] readers an insider's perspective on the threat hanging over every player who takes the mound."--Booklist
"This is a stunning exposΓ© of the hidden story behind the most frequent operation performed on the most important players in this most important game in our country."--Ken Burns