Crazy About Sports:: Great Memories of Special Players, Teams and Events, Volume 3

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AuthorHouse, Oct 5, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 344 pages
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Crazy About Sports is a collection of sports stories about many colorful players, famous teams ad special events during the early and mid stages of sports development in this country ranging from the late 1800s tolate 1900s. If you like sports, you are sure to enjoy reading this unique collectiono of stories by James Earl Hester, Jr.
 

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Contents

Al Barefooted Pitcher
3
A2 Baseball Popular in Years Past
7
A3 Arthritis Ends Career of Great Pitcher
11
A4 Baseball Player Once CCC Boy
15
A5 Brothers Seen as Top Major League Players
19
A6 Denied Chance to Redeem Himself
23
A7 Few Games Seen in Majors
27
A8 Change Noted in Unscrupulous Player
31
A25 Playing the Outfield with Little Effort
99
A26 Good Pitching Makes a Difference
103
A27 Professional Baseball Gets Start
107
A28 Preachers Son Becomes Yankee Ace
111
A29 Pulling for Slowest Man in Baseball
115
A30 Rough on Both Hitters and Catchers
119
A31 Temptation Faced by Young Athlete
123
A32 Stadium Named After Baseball Leader
127

A9 Cheerful Disposition Wins Over Fans
35
A10 Former Coach Much Like Professor
39
All Digging Down Deep
43
A12 Good Hitting Pitchers Not Plentiful
47
A13 Great Hitter Once Excellent Pitcher
51
A14 Great Manager Sees Game as Fun
55
A15 Hustling Play Wins Recognition
59
A16 Friendship Develops from Sore Arm
63
A17 Listening to World Series in Days Past
67
A18 Late Start Results in Long Stay
71
A19 Lightly Regarded Player Makes Good Manager
75
A20 Local Man in Oldtimers Game
79
A21 Good Catcher Big Help to Pitcher
83
A22 Opinions Differ on Quality of Play
87
A23 Modest Player Wins Support of Fans
91
A24 Noted Hitter Success as Announcer
95
A33 Schoolmaster Laces on Spikes
131
A34 Signed After Beating Pro Team
135
A35 Throwing Rocks Aid to Pitching Greatness
139
A36 Writer Tries Hand at Relief Work
143
A37 Trying too Hard Often Not Helpful
147
A38 Using Everything Hes Got to Win
151
A39 Visit Received From Strikeout King
155
Bl Crashing the Big Game
161
B2 Basketball Different in Days Past
167
B4 Tiny College Boast of Top Scorer
175
B6 Fighting to Become a Pro
183
APPENDIX A Awards Received
255
APPENDIX F Reference Sources
281
TITLE CROSS REFERENCE
311
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