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The end of baseball : a novel

Author: Peter Schilling
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
The end of baseball
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2008.
(DLC) 2007045781
Named Person: Bill Veeck; Bill Veeck
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Schilling
ISBN: 9781615780396 1615780394 1299444164 9781299444164
OCLC Number: 840072508
Description: 1 online resource (340 p.)
Responsibility: Peter Schilling, Jr.
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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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Just as the exploits of the great players of the Negro Leagues have assumed the status of mythology, the Bill Veeck of the stories most of us have received secondhand has always seemed like a Read more...

 
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