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Pepper Martin : a baseball biography

Author: Thomas Barthel
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Pepper Martin, the "Wild Horse of the Osage," is most famous for having dominated the October 1931 World Series - stealing bases, sliding on his chest, making diving catches, and driving in runs. He also captivated many Americans in the Depression Era with his homegrown honesty and love of pranks. To many, he epitomized the very spirit of baseball."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Leonard Roosevelt Martin; John Leonard Roosevelt Martin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Barthel
ISBN: 0786416025 9780786416028
OCLC Number: 52269355
Description: x, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Young Johnnie 5 --
2. 1919-1923: $5 a Game 10 --
3. 1924-1925: In the Low Minors 15 --
4. 1926-1927: Climbing and Stumbling 22 --
5. 1928-1930: A Cardinal, a Buffalo, a Red Wing 31 --
6. 1931: An Old Rookie 40 --
7. The 1931 World Series Nears 47 --
8. Thursday, October 1, 1931: Before Game One 53 --
9. Thursday, October 1, 1931: Game One 57 --
10. Friday, October 2, 1931: Game Two 60 --
11. Saturday, October 3, 1931: Travel to Philadelphia 65 --
12. Sunday, October 4, 1931: Practice Day 68 --
13. Monday, October 5, 1931: Game Three 71 --
14. Tuesday, October 6, 1931: Game Four 75 --
15. Wednesday, October 7, 1931: Game Five 78 --
16. Wednesday, October 7, 1931: After Game Five 83 --
17. Thursday, October 8, 1931: The Train Home 86 --
18. Friday, October 9, 1931: Game Six 90 --
19. Saturday, October 10, 1931: Game Seven 94 --
20. Saturday, October 10, 1931: After Game Seven 98 --
21. The Last of 1931 102 --
22. 1932-1934: The Gas House Gang 105 --
23. 1935-1937: Maestro of the Mudcats 120 --
24. 1938-1940: A Captain of Cardinals 145 --
25. 1941-1946: War's Needs 165 --
26. 1947-1948: Jack of All Trades 185 --
27. 1949-1952: A Florida League 189 --
28. 1953-1956: Five Teams in the Minors; One in the Majors 195 --
29. 1957-1964: At Home in Oklahoma 206 --
30. 1965: Death of a Baseball Man 216.
Responsibility: by Thomas Barthel.
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Pepper Martin, the "Wild Horse of the Osage," is famous for having dominated the October 1931 World Series - stealing bases, making diving catches and driving in runs. This portrait follows Martin's  Read more...

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"game by game recaps of the 1931 World Series when Pepper Martin put his name in the baseball history books forever"--1190 KEX News Radio.

 
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