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Twin Killing: The Bill Mazeroski Story is the authorized biography of the greatest fielder in the history of baseball - Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski. Maz's trademark was his lightning-quick pivot on the double play (a.k.a. twin killing). Maz turned more double plays than anyone else, both in a single season and through out his brilliant 17-year career. Total Baseball, the official encyclopedia of major league baseball, ranks Maz #1 in fielding, and #75 overall among 14,000+ players, ahead of most Hall of Famers. A 7 -time All-Star, winner of 8 Gold Gloves, Maz retired in 1972 but still holds many major league fielding records. Biographer John T. Bird reveals why Maz was such a special player by presenting 23 edited in person interviews, reminiscences of twenty Pirate players (including Maz), a manager, coach, and opponent, from all phases of Maz's career. You are there with Bob Skinner observing an 18-year old Maz dazzling Branch Rickey in training camp in 1955, using a glove "held together with wire and shoestring." Maz's shortstops, Dick Groat, Dick Schofield and Gene Alley, offer eyewitness reports of what it was like to turn two with Maz the prodigy and Maz the veteran.
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