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Title:
Baseball's funnymen : twenty-four jokers, screwballs, pranksters and storytellers / Lew Freedman.
ISBN:
9781476663586
Publication Information:
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Physical Description:
v, 217 pages ; 23 cm
Contents:
Introduction -- Nick Altrock -- Al Schacht -- Waite Hoyt -- Babe Herman -- Rabbit Maranville -- Dizzy Dean -- Satchel Paige -- Max Patkin -- Casey Stengel -- Joe Engel -- Yogi Berra -- Joe Garagiola -- Lefty Gomez -- Bill Veeck -- Jim Bouton -- Bo Belinsky -- Tug Mcgraw -- Harry Caray -- Ron Luciano -- Jay Johnstone -- Bill Lee -- Steve Lyons -- Ozzie Guillen -- Bob Uecker -- Epilogue -- Chapter Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Abstract:
"This book tells the stories of some of the players, coaches, managers and broadcasters who had the most fun in the Major Leagues and made fans laugh out loud. The author recounts tales that capture the character of unusual and offbeat players, unique and engaging personalities and the succession of eccentrics who were dubbed "Clown Prince of Baseball.""-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

From Nick Altrock to Casey Stengel, Dizzy Dean to Satchel Paige, Bill Veeck to Bob Uecker, baseball has always admired the clever. This book tells the stories of some of the players, coaches, managers and broadcasters who had the most fun in the Major Leagues and made fans laugh out loud (or shake their heads in disbelief). The author recounts tales both famous and little known that capture the character of unusual and offbeat players, unique and engaging personalities and the succession of eccentrics who were officially dubbed Clown Prince of Baseball.


Author Notes

Lew Freedman is a long-time, prize-winning journalist for such newspapers as the Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune Anchorage Daily News, The author of numerous baseball books, he lives in Columbus, Indiana.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
1 Nick Altrockp. 5
2 Al Schachtp. 11
3 Waite Hoytp. 19
4 Babe Hermanp. 27
5 Rabbit Maranvillep. 35
6 Dizzy Deanp. 42
7 Satchel Paigep. 51
8 Max Patkinp. 58
9 Casey Stengelp. 65
10 Joe Engelp. 73
11 Yogi Berrap. 80
12 Joe Garagiolap. 88
13 Lefty Gomezp. 96
14 Bill Veeckp. 103
15 Jim Boutonp. 111
16 Bo Belinskyp. 118
17 Tug McGrawp. 126
18 Harry Carayp. 134
19 Ron Lucianop. 141
20 Jay Johnstonep. 148
21 Bill Leep. 155
22 Steve Lyonsp. 164
23 Ozzie Guillenp. 172
24 Bob Ueckerp. 179
Epiloguep. 186
Chapter Notesp. 193
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 209

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