The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant

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Temple University Press, 1996 - Sports & Recreation - 390 pages
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The 1950 Phillies unexpectedly captured the hearts and imaginations of Philadelphians. This work features this inspiring era in Phillies history, with the personal reflections of Robin Roberts, a Hall of Famer and arguably the best right-handed pitcher in Phillies history.

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I recently met Robin Roberts, a fine gentleman indeed and charter member of the legendary 1950 Phillies. He gave me the book. It's a real insider's look at baseball when it truly was our national pastime. Read full review


The Whiz Kids Win a Pennant
A Dismal Team History
Chapters The Carpenters Take Over
Jackie Robinson Treading Water
Cy and Me
Chapters Phenoms the Hat and the Babe Ruth of Cuba
Chapter? Professor Sawyer Assumes Control
Chapters Near Tragedy
The Whiz Kids Give Notice
A Tense Pennant Race
The Whiz Kids Take Command
September Adversity
The Final Weekend
Appendix A What Happened to the Whiz Kids
Appendix B Box Score of PennantWinning Game
Appendix E GamebyGame Summary of

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About the author (1996)

Robin René Roberts was born on November 23, 1960. She received a degree in communications from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1983. She is a television broadcaster and anchor of ABC's morning show Good Morning America. In 2007, she was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer. In 2012, she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease of the bone marrow. ESPN awarded its Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Roberts at the 2013 ESPYs. She has written several nonfiction works including Basketball the Right Way, From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By, and Everybody's Got Something.

Bill Werber played major-league baseball from 1930 to 1942. He then had a successful career as an insurance executive and is now retired. C. Paul Rogers is a professor at the Southern Methodist University School of Law.

Pat Williams is the senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. Also one of America's top motivational, inspirational and humorous speakers, he has addressed employees from many of the Fortune 500 companies and the Million Dollar Round Table.

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