Crazy About Sports:: Great Memories of Special Players, Teams and Events, Volume 1

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Author House, Dec 29, 2005 - Humor - 332 pages
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Crazy About Sports is a collection of sports stories about many colorful players, famous teams and special events during the early and mid stages of sports development in this country ranging from the late 1800s to late 1900s.  If you like sports, you are sure to enjoy reading this unique collection of stories authored by James Earl Hester, Jr., and compiled and edited by William Clark Davis.

 

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Contents

Al Baseball Experience Provides Valuable Lesson
3
A2 Baseball Claims Ancient Origin
7
A3 Big Don Newcombe Frightening Pitcher
11
A4 Center Fielders Tops in Years Past
15
A5 Chance at Majors Hurt by Military Duty
19
A6 About to Face Former Major Leaguer
23
A7 Dramatic Home Run Ends Season
29
A8 Contract Won on Fourth Try
33
A24 Hits 400 After Late Start
99
A25 Johnny Mize Seen as Baseball Great
103
A26 Leader as Executive Not as Player
107
A27 Looks Belie Great Catcher
111
A28 Manager Proven Wrong by Great Pitcher
115
A29 NoHitter Pitched in Relief
119
A30 Perfect Game Recorded in World Series
121
A31 Pitcher Remembered for Homer That Ruth Hit
123

A9 Duty Called for Responsible Outfielder
37
A10 Epilepsy Poses Problem for Great Pitcher
41
Giving It All Youve Got
45
A12 Giants Follow Dodgers to West Coast
51
A13 Exhibition Victory Leads to Contract
55
A14 Fame Achieved by Consecutive NoHitters
59
A15 Famous Pitcher Shows Up at Game
63
A16 Rearing Back and Letting Go
67
A17 Record Tenure Closed as Manager
71
A18 Greensboro Natives Off to A Great Start
75
A19 Gentleman Player Liked by Teammates
79
A20 Good Example Seen in Great Pitcher
83
A21 Relief Pitching Important
87
A22 Great Hitter Seen in Rogers Hornsby
91
A23 Growing Beard to Play Baseball
95
A32 Popular Cub No Stranger to Durham
127
A33 Power Hitting Sees Record Broken
131
A34 Prison Player Wins Job in Majors
135
A35 Records Fall Despite Ulcer
139
A36 Ruth Lends Helping Hand to Others
143
A37 Signed at 16 Soon in Majors
147
A38 Squat Player Has Record Season
151
A39 Threat to Go at Any Time
155
A40 Walter Johnson Strikeout King
159
Bl Playing Basketball in Days Past
165
B3 Pro Game Seen as Improved
173
B5 Riding the Bench as Basketball Sub
181
Always Get in with a Ticket
187
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