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Seasons in hell : with Billy Martin, Whitey Herzog, and "the worst baseball teams in history," the 1973-1975 Texas Rangers

Author: Mike Shropshire
Publisher: New York : D.I. Fine, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In early 1973 Mike Shropshire agreed to cover the Texas Rangers for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, figuring that a major-league beat, including such perks as free travel and an abundant expense account for such basics as "booze and broads," would be the nirvana of his sports-writing career. What Shropshire did not realize, and only began to understand when he arrived at weedy, decrepit Pompano Stadium for spring
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Billy Martin; Whitey Herzog; Whitey Herzog; Billy Martin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Shropshire
ISBN: 1556114958 9781556114953
OCLC Number: 34244455
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Mike Shropshire.

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In early 1973 Mike Shropshire agreed to cover the Texas Rangers for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, figuring that a major-league beat, including such perks as free travel and an abundant expense account for such basics as "booze and broads," would be the nirvana of his sports-writing career. What Shropshire did not realize, and only began to understand when he arrived at weedy, decrepit Pompano Stadium for spring training, was that the Rangers were arguably the worst.

Baseball team in history. During a season in which every other team in the American League had at least one future Hall of Famer on its roster, the Rangers' major claim to fame was an infielder who bragged that he was born with two spleens and once appeared as a teenager on "I've Got a Secret." Seasons in Hell is a riotous, candid, irreverent behind-the-scenes account in the tradition of The Bronx Zoo and Ball Four, following the Texas Rangers from Whitey's reign in 1973.

Through Billy Martin's tumultuous tenure the following year. Offering wonderful perspectives on dozens of unique baseball personalities, including Billy Martin and Whitey Herzog, and coming at a time when many are producing idealized visions of baseball "as it was meant to be," Seasons in Hell takes us into the dugout to show how it really is, in a no-holds-barred look at a real-life, hell-raising major-league baseball team. To get any closer, as Seasons in Hell.

Suggests, might be dangerous.

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