Steve Stone releases new book

April 14, 2011 5:24:40 AM PDT
The name Steve Stone is synonymous with baseball in Chicago.

As a former player for both the Cubs and White Sox, former broadcaster for the north-siders and now current broadcaster on the south side of town, Stone has been an integral part of the baseball scene in the Windy City for nearly four decades.

The 1980 Cy Young Award winner has a knack for predicting exactly what will happen next while analyzing the game from the booth. Whether it's calling a slider low and away before the pitcher even enters the wind-up or warning not to pitch to a power hitter moments before he slams one into the bleachers, Stone's knowledge for the game has earned him the utmost respect in not only in Chicago, but in baseball circles across the country.

Stone now shares the best of his baseball knowledge in his book Said in Stone: Your Game, My Way. Throughout this new title, Stone covers what he feels are the most important aspects of America's Pastime, including:

A thorough breakdown of each baseball position and how to play it correctly

The importance of managing and the front office's role in creating a successful team

His years pitching for the Giants, Cubs, White Sox and Orioles

What he considers to be the most important pitch in the game

Who he thinks is the best first base/second base tandem he has ever seen

His memories of Chicago Cubs legend Ron Santo

Said in Stone: Your Game, My Way is a must-read for both north-siders and south-siders in Chicago, as well as any other fan who wants to learn about what is most important in each position and role in baseball. Stone breaks it down in a way that allows even the most casual fans to become far more knowledgeable spectators as they tune in to the game or head to the ballpark from April to October.

About the Author:

Steve Stone is a former Cy Young Award winner who currently broadcasts for the Chicago White Sox. In his 14-year playing career he pitched for the Cubs and White Sox, as well as the Baltimore Orioles, with whom he pitched in the 1979 World Series, and won the 1980 Cy Young Award. He spent 20 seasons in the Cubs broadcast booth, most of it in his famous pairing with Hall of Famer Harry Carey. Since 2009 Steve has been the color commentator for Chicago White Sox television broadcasts. He's the winner of three Emmys and can currently be heard on multiple television and radio sports talk shows. He is also the proud father of three dogs: Tex, a three-legged greyhound, and Rhodesian Ridgebacks Larry and Layla.

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