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Lost in the sun : the comebacks and comedowns of major league ballplayers

Author: G Richard McKelvey
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"This book focuses both on players whose determination in the face of injury or private demons landed them back in the big leagues and stars who never recovered from their dramatic, unexpected falls. Profiled here are 14 players whose stories are among the most stirring in baseball history"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Richard McKelvey
ISBN: 9780786432189 0786432187
OCLC Number: 171614167
Description: vii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Joe Jackson : "say it ain't so, Joe" --
Monte Stratton and Bert Shepard : two comebacks--each to a different level of the game --
Eddie Waitkus : he made it all the way back --
Rex Barney : bases on balls bring down a promising career --
Lou Brissie : a heroic comeback --
Tony Conigliaro : more than one comeback --
Tommy John : two arms and two careers --
Steve Blass : missing more than the plate --
Pete Rose : an icon lost to the game --
Dave Dravecky : a dramatic comeback and a horrifying disappointment --
Mark Wohlers : sudden wildness and the search for an answer --
Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa : a steep descent for a pair of heroes.
Responsibility: G. Richard McKelvey.
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Baseball players, have their ups and downs. Pitchers inexplicably lose their command of the strike zone, and batters think themselves into deep slumps. This book focuses on players whose  Read more...

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