By Bill Livingston
By Bill Livingston
By Keith Hernandez,Matthew Silverman
By Don Duren
By Paul Browne
By Rusty Burson
By Jim Sargent
By Steven Elliott Tripp
With stability, precision, and empathy, Steven Elliott Tripp brings the period to existence in a story Publisher’s Weekly has known as “stunning.” not like fresh biographies of Cobb that experience attempted to reduce his extra brutish habit and reduce his racial antipathies, Tripp contextualizes Cobb, putting him squarely in the cultural milieu of either the agricultural South of his delivery and the Northern wearing tradition of his specialist profession. in addition, Tripp’s reconstruction of early twentieth-century carrying tradition isolates an immense resource of contemporary America’s tradition of hyper-masculinity.
Ty Cobb, Baseball, and American Manhood is either an enormous paintings of social and cultural background and an soaking up story of ambition and the hunt for dominance. Tripp has written the infrequent narrative that's as attractive to students because it is to common readers and activities enthusiasts.
By Lyle Spatz
In Hugh Casey: The Triumphs and Tragedies of a Brooklyn Dodger, Lyle Spatz information Casey’s lifestyles and profession, from his start in Atlanta to his suicide in that very same urban thirty-seven years later. Spatz contains such moments as Casey’s recognized “pitch that received away” in online game 4 of the 1941 international sequence, the varied brawls and beanball wars during which Casey used to be usually concerned, and the Southern-born Casey’s response to Jackie Robinson becoming a member of the Dodgers. Spatz additionally unearths how Casey helped to redefine the position of the relaxation pitcher, two times top the nationwide League in saves and two times completing second—if saves were an legit statistic in the course of his lifetime.
While this publication specializes in Casey’s baseball occupation in Brooklyn, Spatz additionally covers Casey’s often-tragic own lifestyles. He not just bumped into hassle with the IRS, he additionally bought right into a fistfight with Ernest Hemingway and was once charged in a paternity swimsuit that was once made up our minds opposed to him. that includes own interviews with Casey’s son and with former teammate Carl Erskine, this book will fascinate and tell lovers of the Brooklyn Dodgers and baseball historians alike.
By Jim Prime,Bill Nowlin
By Jerry Reuss
One of merely twenty-nine significant Leaguers to play in 4 varied many years, Jerry Reuss pitched for 8 groups, together with the Pittsburgh Pirates two times. So whilst Reuss tells his tale, he covers approximately as a lot of baseball existence as any participant can.
Bring within the Right-Hander! places us at the mound for the profitable pitch in video game 5 of the 1981 global sequence, then takes us again to the schoolyards and ball fields of Overland, Missouri, the place Reuss first dreamed of that scene. His baseball odyssey, devoted to the chant “work challenging and play harder,” all started in 1969 along with his fatherland workforce, the St. Louis Cardinals (who traded him 3 years later for mustache-related reasons). Reuss consists of us via his profitable seasons with the Dodgers, taking in a no-hitter and that global sequence triumph, and introducing us to a few of baseball’s so much colourful characters. alongside the best way, because the grizzled veteran faces accidents, releases, and journeys to the Minors, then scuffling with his long ago into the Majors to complete his occupation with the Pirates, we get a glimpse of the genuine grit in the back of substantial league lifestyles, off and on the sphere.