Overview:Urban Shocker: Silent Hero of Baseball's Golden Age - 2018 SABR Baseball Research Award Winner Baseball in the 1920s is most known for Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, but there was another great Yankee player in that era whose compelling story remains untold. Urban Shocker was a fiercely competitive and colorful pitcher, a spitballer who had many famous battles with Babe Ruth before returning to the Yankees. Shocker was traded away to the St. Louis Browns in 1918 by Yankees manager Miller Huggins, a trade Huggins always regretted. In 1925, after four straight seasons with at least twenty wins with the hapless Browns, Shocker became the only player Huggins brought back to the Yankees. He finally reached the World Series, with the 1926 Yankees. In the Yankees' storied 1927 season, widely viewed to be the best in MLB history, Shocker pitched with guts and guile, finishing with a record of 18-6 even while his fastball and physical skills were deserting him. Hardly anyone knew that Shocker was suffering from an incurable heart disease that left him able to sleep only while sitting up and which would take his life in less than a year. With his physical skills diminishing, he continued to win games through craftiness and well-placed pitches.Delving into Shocker's baseball career, his love of the game, and his battle with heart disease, Steve Steinberg shows the dominant and courageous force that he was.Purchase the audio edition.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725645-9780803295995. It was written by the following authors: Steve Steinberg. Book Urban Shocker: Silent Hero of Baseball's Golden Age, which can be read online, published by the company: University of Nebraska Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books, True Stories, History, Biography. The book was published on 2017-04-01 00:00:00. It has 352 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 671 g. File for download Urban Shocker: Silent Hero of Baseball's Golden Age has PDF format and is called urban-shocker-silent-hero-of-baseballs-golden-age.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
How to download book Urban Shocker: Silent Hero of Baseball's Golden Age?
1. Select the button you need.
2. Go to the file view page.
3. The link to the file will be available if you are logged into your account.
4. If you don't have an account, click Subscribe.
5. Enjoy your favorite book.