Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game is Really Played

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Former Kansas City Royals catcher Jason Kendall and Lee Judge discuss their new book, taking you behind the scenes of major league baseball – onto the field, into the dugout, and behind the closed doors of the players’ clubhouse.
Jason Kendall and Lee Judge
Thursday, June 19, 2014
6:30pm @ Central Library

Jason Kendall knows baseball inside and out. Emphasis on the inside.

The former Kansas City Royals catcher, whose career spanned 15 seasons and five teams, delivers a behind-the-scenes look at the Grand Old Game in a conversation with The Kansas City Star’s Lee Judge – with whom he has co-authored an insightful new book.

There’s the game everybody sees. And there’s the game within the game that fans don’t see or fail to notice – the superstitions, subtle strategies, and mind games (at which Kendall was a master). He and Judge take you on the field, into the dugout, and behind the closed doors of a major league clubhouse.

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