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Dixie Walker of the Dodgers : the people's choice

Author: Maury Allen; Susan Walker
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fred "Dixie" Walker was a gifted ballplayer, from a family of gifted athletes, who played in the majors for 18 seasons and in 1,905 games, assembling a career batting average of .306 while playing for the Yankees, White Sox, Tigers, Dodgers, and Pirates. Walker won the 1944 National League batting title, was three times an All-Star, and was runner-up for Most Valuable Player in the National League in 1946. He was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Allen, Maury.
Dixie Walker of the Dodgers : The People's Choice.
Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, ©2010
Named Person: Dixie Walker; Dixie Walker
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maury Allen; Susan Walker
ISBN: 9780817383589 0817383581
OCLC Number: 664233641
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: How it all started --
The lingering legend --
The Walkers of Birmingham --
The Walker family baseball dynasty --
Watch out, Babe, Dixie is coming --
Estelle Shea Walker --
Arrival in Brooklyn --
The 1941 pennant and the 1944 batting title --
Jackie's early years --
Jackie and Dixie in 1947 --
The pennant, the World Series, and the long farewell --
The final playing years and a new career --
The sweet Dodger days --
Dixie, a baseball lifer --
Estelle carries the torch --
History's verdict.
Responsibility: Maury Allen with Susan Walker.

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Fred 'Dixie' Walker was a gifted ballplayer from a family of gifted athletes. He played in the majors for 18 seasons and in 1,905 games, assembling a career batting average of.306 while playing for  Read more...

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