Verwandte Artikel zu Super Stars of Baseball; Their Lives, Their Loves,...

Bild nicht verfügbar

Super Stars of Baseball; Their Lives, Their Loves, Their Laughs, Their Laments

Broeg, Bob

Verlag: The Sporting News, 1971
Gebraucht Zustand: Good Hardcover
Verkäufer Ground Zero Books, Ltd. (Silver Spring, MD, USA)

AbeBooks Verkäufer seit 14. August 1998 Verkäuferbewertung 5 Sterne

Anzahl: 1

Gebraucht kaufen
Preis: EUR 39,04 Währung umrechnen
Versand: EUR 4,21 Innerhalb USA Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer
In den Warenkorb legen

Beschreibung

xiii, [1], 329, [1] pages. Illustrations. Appendix (Lifetime records of each of the super stars, pages 289-329). Cover has some wear and soiling. Some hinge weakness. According to the author, this book "is meant to make these 40 giants of baseball come alive again as persons more than players". From Whitey Ford to Hank Aaron, from Jackie Robinson to Mickey Mantle, Broeg takes you back in time to 'meet' them all (including stats for each). At an award ceremony in 1980 the author spoke these words, "If every man has his idea of heaven, mine would be a ball game every day in the hereafter with the best players each playing in their prime." Robert William Patrick Broeg (March 18, 1918 - October 28, 2005) was an American sportswriter. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, he officially covered the St. Louis Cardinals for forty years. He graduated from Cleveland High School (Class of '36) and the University of Missouri before entering the United States Marines. He served in Washington as a result of an eye injury suffered at birth. After the war, Broeg joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was privy to many important events in baseball history. Broeg was partially responsible for the famous picture of Eddie Gaedel at the plate in 1951. He told the photographer to stay at the game until Gaedel came to the plate and the picture was taken. Later, he helped Bob Gibson win the 1967 World Series. Gibson was unable to get breakfast at the Cardinals' hotel in Boston, so Broeg delivered a ham and egg sandwich to the star right-hander. Gibson pitched a complete game and carried his team to victory. Among other things, Broeg is known for coining the nickname "Stan the Man" for Cardinal baseball player Stan Musial, championing the Hall of Fame causes of Cardinals Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter and Chick Hafey and helping to devise, and successfully push for the first pension plan for veteran major-league players.Broeg was named to the Board of Directors of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972, a position he held for 28 years. He was also a longtime member of the Committee on Baseball Veterans. His knowledge was reported to be encyclopedic, even into his 80s. He penned his last column in 2004. The St. Louis chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research is named for Bob Broeg. He was awarded the J. G. Taylor Spink Award in 1979. He was elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 1997. Broeg said he wished his epitaph to read, "Hopefully, he was fair, as in just, not as in mediocre." Appropriately, Bob Broeg died five hours after the final game of the 2005 World Series. He was 87. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 72628

Bibliografische Details

Titel: Super Stars of Baseball; Their Lives, Their ...

Verlag: The Sporting News

Erscheinungsdatum: 1971

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Good

Auflage: First Edition, First Printing [stated].

Anbieterinformationen

Founded and operated by trained historians, Ground Zero Books, Ltd., serves the book collector, the scholar, and institutions. We focus on the individual, and pride ourselves on our personal service. Please contact us with your wants, as we have many books not yet listed in our database.

Zur Homepage des Verkäufers

Geschäftsbedingungen:

Books are subject to prior sale. Please ask us to hold a book for you before you
mail your check. Books are returnable within 7 days, if not satisfactory. MD
residents add 6% state sales tax.
The mailing address for Ground Zero Books, Ltd. (a subchapter-S corporation) is
P.O. Box 8369, Silver Spring, MD 20907-8369. You can reach us by phone at 301-
585-1471, by fax at 301-920-0253, or by e-mail at gzbooksltd@aol.com. Ground Zero
Books, Ltd., is owned & operated by R. Alan Lewis & Lynne Haims.

Versandinformationen:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact
you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Alle Bücher des Anbieters anzeigen

Zahlungsarten
akzeptiert von diesem Verkäufer

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

EuroCard/MasterCard Vorauskasse Visa American Express Money Order Discover PayPal Rechnung