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Facing clemens hitters on confronting baseballs most intimidating pitcher

Will MLB move to replace the gap the HWB has left and create a similar league for Rookie league, Single A and recently drafted high school players?

That, combined with 1,570 walks, made for a very erratic pitcher.

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Whatever it is, we'd like to think we have it pretty well covered in our countdown of the 50 Most Badass Baseball Players of All Time...

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One of the big things that makes a pitcher great, however, is the ability to make the batters fearful of them.

Whether it's a blazing fastball, pitches that are a bit erratic, or the look of a pitcher that could throw it at you at a moment's notice, some pitchers strike fear in the hearts of hitters.

Fatsis will sing the praises of his beloved baseball glove, Mayo will describe what it's like to stare down Roger Clemens in the batter's box, and Murphy will recount tales of the nuttiest season in baseball history, one century ago. Please spread the word to sports fans and book lovers. More on this month's authors: Stefan Fatsis, contributor to Anatomy of Baseball Jonathan Mayo, author of Facing Clemens: Hitters on Confronting Baseball's Most Intimidating Pitcher Cait Murphy, author of Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History Copies of the books will be available for sale, courtesy Mobile Libris.

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More recently Jonathan has focused his efforts on covering minor league baseball and, notably, the baseball draft, which ESPN televised in 2007 for the first time. in communications from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.

He is responsible for compiling MLB.com's definitive list of baseball's Top 50 prospects and has covered the Arizona Fall League, baseball's winter meetings and many other events. He currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife, Sara and his two children, Ziv and Elena.

He also had a problem with control as well, especially early in his career.