“NO ONE HAS MADE A CLOSER STUDY OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF HITTING”: INSCRIBED COPY OF JOHNNY MIZE’S HOW TO HIT
MIZE, Johnny and KAUFMAN, Murray. How to Hit. New York: Henry Holt, (1953). Slim octavo, original green paper boards, original dust jacket. $425.
First edition of this step-by-step guide to hitting by one of baseball’s great power hitters, inscribed: "To Murrell with best wishes. Johnny Mize."
"Although primarily written for the youngster and the ball-player moving through the early phases of his career, this book can serve well as a refresher course for a lot of major leaguers" (Tommy Henrich). Illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Smith 7735. Grobani 9-189.
Book with slight foxing to half title, light rubbing and minor soiling boards. Bright, price-clipped dust jacket with only slightest rubbing. A near-fine inscribed copy.