The 300 Club: Have We Seen the Last of Baseball’s 300-Game Winners? Dan Schlossberg, Foreword by Wayne Hagin (Published 2010-Ascend Books).
The book’s foreword is written by Wayne Hagin, who is in his 27th year behind a big-league microphone, having worked for the A’s, Giants, White Sox, Rockies, and Cardinals before joining the New York Mets radio team in 2008.
Since the beginning of Major League Baseball in 1876, only two dozen pitchers have won 300 games. Beginning with Cy Young and Walter Johnson, the only two players to win more than 400 games, this book reviews the careers of all 24 pitchers in the club. Exclusive interviews with 10 living 300-game winners, including Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, and Greg Maddux, form the heart of the book. Johnson was the last pitcher to join the club, winning his 300th during the 2009 baseball season.
The 300 Club is about “the last of a breed,” but the book is the first of its kind – a fast-paced and thorough exploration of the best pitchers the game has ever seen.