I’m also taking a look at the three main pitches Hughes has thrown the most over his career: the four-seamer, curveball and cutter.
During the Eighties, Phil Collins was one of the most successful artists in the world.
Between 19, he released a staggering thirteen US Top Ten Hits, and achieved more US Top 40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s.
PITCHf/x also has Hughes as having thrown a number of sliders in 20, although the Yankees rather famously asked Hughes to scrap his slider (ready for more weeping?
Per the aforelinked Axisa piece, “Hughes’ slider reportedly puts his other pitches to shame; it’s a power pitch that breaks hard and late and induces plenty of swings and misses, however the Yankees made Hughes keep it in his pocket in an attempt to develop his other pitches”), and while he’s shown flashes of some sort of slider here and there — this 2008 piece from The Hardball Times refers to it as more of a “slurve,” while it most recently turned up again this past spring, as something of a cutter-slider hybrid — there’s not enough of a sample to do any meaningful analysis.
Those who weren’t fortunate will understand how a great journalist went about doing the job. 23 at the Barnes and Noble in Plymouth Meeting, also from 1-4 p.m.
“I went through thousands of articles and cut it to 60,” Andy Jasner said. I wanted to show the kind of hard worker and deep thinker my dad was.” Andy Jasner will do book signings on Dec. Phil, who died in 2010, taught through his tireless work ethic, his dedication to the craft, and his willingness to share the experience he gained from nearly four decades of writing about sports.Phil Jasner, who passed away in 2010, is shown here in 2004 accepting the Curt Gowdy Media Award from John Doleva, president and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame.In 1980, after he’d left Genesis and undergone a painful divorce, Collins embarked on a solo career.He went on to release a string of highly successful albums, including Face Value (1981), No Jacket Required (1985) and ... Eight of his studio albums sold 33.5 million copies, and an estimated 150 million worldwide, making him one of the best selling artists of all time.He is one of only two recording artists - including Paul Mc Cartney - to have sold over 100 million records worldwide.