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Clearing the bases : nine who did it with grit and class

Author: Gene A Budig; Leonard S Coleman
Publisher: Champaign, IL : News-Gazette, Inc., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Clearing the Bases, Budig selects nine from a wide array of individuals and offers candid biographical sketches of these compelling characters. He knows them well. The book focuses on Cal Ripken, Bobby Brown, George Brett, Joe Torre, Bob Feller, Mike Ilitch, Marty Springstead, Bill Madden, and Frank Robinson. Former National League president Len Coleman writes a foreword that sheds new light on the legacy of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Cal Ripken, Jr.; Bobby Brown; George Brett; Joe Torre; Bob Feller; Michael Ilitch; Marty Springstead; Bill Madden; Frank Robinson; George Brett; Bob Feller; Bill Madden; Cal Ripken, Jr.; Frank Robinson; Joe Torre
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene A Budig; Leonard S Coleman
ISBN: 9780979842092 0979842093
OCLC Number: 650784740
Description: xxvii, 115 pages : illustrations, photographs, portraits ; 19 cm
Contents: Baseball's iron man, Cal Ripken Jr. --
One for all seasons, Bobby Brown --
Ever the competitor, George Brett --
En route to the Hall, Joe Torre --
Prized player and proven patriot, Bob Feller --
A success story like no other, Mike Ilitch --
One tough cop, Marty Springstead --
True to a dream, Bill Madden --
A man among boys, Frank Robinson.
Responsibility: Gene A. Budig ; foreword by Len Coleman.

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In Clearing the Bases, Budig selects nine from a wide array of individuals and offers candid biographical sketches of these compelling characters. He knows them well. The book focuses on Cal Ripken, Bobby Brown, George Brett, Joe Torre, Bob Feller, Mike Ilitch, Marty Springstead, Bill Madden, and Frank Robinson. Former National League president Len Coleman writes a foreword that sheds new light on the legacy of Jackie and Rachel Robinson.

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