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The fierce fun of Ducky Medwick

Author: Thomas Barthel
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003.
Series: American sports history series, no. 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this first-ever biography of one of baseball's most cantankerous yet successful players, Barthel recounts the fascinating yarns that weave together the fabric of Joe Medwick's legacy to baseball. All the highs and lows of his career are replayed, including an in-depth examination of the famous game 7 of the 1934 World Series, when Medwick was barraged for seventeen minutes with fruit and trash. Packed with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joe Medwick; Joe Medwick
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Barthel
ISBN: 0810846683 9780810846685
OCLC Number: 50859004
Description: xiv, 369 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Down Chrome --
2. The Playing Fields of New Jersey --
3. Scottdale, 1930 --
4. A Ducky Buffalo, Houston, 1931 --
5. Waiting for the Call, Houston, 1932 --
6. With the Big Club, St. Louis, September 1932 --
7. Playing Left Field for the Cardinals, 1933 --
8. The Gashouse Year, 1934 --
9. Ten in the Top Three, 1935 --
10. Sixty-Four Doubles, 1936 --
11. A Triple-Crown Year, 1937 --
12. Three RBI Crowns in a Row, 1938 --
13. In the League's Top Five in Five, 1939 --
14. Traded, 1940 --
15. The Bums Go to the World Series, 1941 --
16. The Best Clutch Hitter in the League, 1942 --
17. Rickey Again, 1943 --
18. The Best Right-Handed Hitter in Baseball, 1944 --
19. New York and Boston, 1945.
Series Title: American sports history series, no. 25.
Responsibility: Thomas Barthel.

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This illustrated biography resurrects the professional life of Hall of Fame outfielder Joe 'Ducky' Medwick, who in 1937 became the last National League player to win the Triple Crown.  Read more...

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