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Author Parker, Clifton Blue, 1963-

Title Fouled away : the baseball tragedy of Hack Wilson / by Clifton Blue Parker.

Publication Info. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2000]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Johnsburg PL Adult Biography - JOLY-11  BIO WILSON    AVAILABLE
Description ix, 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-218) and index.
Contents 1. Child of Steel 5 -- 2. Land of the Giants 25 -- 3. Gangster Baseball 46 -- 4. Toward Stardom and the World Series 70 -- 5. Hacking Toward Immortality 89 -- 6. The Big Hangover 125 -- 7. Temporary Eclipse? 142 -- 8. Ephemeral Booms 156 -- 9. The Wandering Years 165 -- 10. Classic American Tragedy 196.
Summary "This biography examines the turbulent life and career of one of the most dominant short-stint sluggers ever to pull on a uniform. From Wilson's early career as a steelworker, through his time as the beloved ballplayer and icon to his days as a down-on-his-luck baseball washout and itinerant laborer, this is an unflinching look at a Hall of Famer."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Wilson, Hack, 1900-1948.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 0786408642 softcover alkaline paper
9780786408641 softcover alkaline paper

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