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The end of baseball : a novel

Author: Peter Schilling
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bill Veeck, the maverick promoter, returned from Guadalcanal with a leg missing and $500 to his name, has hustled his way into buying the philadelphia Athletics. Hungry for a pennant, young Veeck jettisons the team's white players and secretly recruits the legendary stars of the Negro Leagues, fielding a club that will go down in baseball annals as one of the greatest ever to play the game.
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Genre/Form: Baseball stories
Fiction
Named Person: Bill Veeck
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Schilling
ISBN: 9781566637824 1566637821
OCLC Number: 180852136
Description: 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Peter Schilling, Jr.
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