Bang the Drum Slowly

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University of Nebraska Press, 1984 - Fiction - 243 pages
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Henry Wiggen, hero of The Southpaw, became the best-known fictional baseball player in America. Now he is back again in Bang the Drum Slowly, throwing a baseball "with his arm and his brain and his memory and his bluff for the sake of his pocket and his family."

Also available in Bison Book editions are The Southpaw, It Looked Like For Ever, and A Ticket for a Seamstitch, the other three volumes in the Henry Wiggen series.

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User Review  - Dzubras - Goodreads

Read it for a book group discussion. Good story but the authors style of writing didn't speak to me. I enjoy baseball and expected to like this book more than I did. When I finished, it just felt dated. Read full review

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User Review  - Douglas Lord - Goodreads

Originally published in 1956, this is frequently cited as the best baseball novel ever, but that's like saying The Godfather has something to do with the Mafia. BtDS is a study in manhood as ... Read full review

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\Mark Harris (1922-2007).

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