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Sixty Feet, Six Inches

A Hall of Fame Pitcher & a Hall of Fame Hitter Talk About How the Game Is Played

Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson offer a candid and unfiltered look at America’s pastime, discussing the art of pitching, the art of hitting, and all things baseball.

Full of brush-backs, walk-off homeruns, high stakes, cold stares, epic battles, and a little chin music here and there, Sixty Feet, Six Inches is a baseball fan’s dream come true, a go to guide for how the game should be played. There is no part of the sport that these two titans do not discuss at length: big picture issues like how steroids have affected the game and handling the pressure of stardom, right next to exact descriptions of the mechanics of pitching and hitting. Filled with one-of-a-kind insider stories that recall a who’s who of baseball nobility, including Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron, Albert Pujols, Billy Martin, and Joe Torre, it is an unforgettable baseball history by two of the game’s greatest superstars.

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Additional Videos

The Count   |   Counting Pitches   |   Sneaking a Peak   |   Intimidation

Who Owns the Plate?

Facing Great Pitchers

About the Authors
Bob Gibson, a two-time Cy Young Award winner and eight-time All Star, won 251 games and achieved a lifetime ERA of 2.91 during his seventeen years with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is a special adviser to the Cardinals.

Reggie Jackson hit 563 home runs and drove in 1,702 runs over the course of his twenty-one-year career; he played three World Series-winning seasons with the Oakland Athletics, and two with the New York Yankees. He is a special adviser to the Yankees.

Lonnie Wheeler collaborated with Bob Gibson and Hank Aaron on their autobiographies and is the author of two other books about baseball.