Shortened Seasons: The Untimely Deaths of Major League Baseball's Stars and Journeymen

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Taylor Trade Publishing, Mar 9, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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Shortened Seasons recounts the stories of some of the baseball players who never made it back for the next game, who died with the suddenness of a walk-off homerun. For them, there was no next year. From Hall of Fame caliber players such as Roberto Clemente, Thurman Munson, and Ed Delahanty to players who were still finding their niche in the game like Ken Hubbs, Lyman Bostoc, and Darryl Kile, this book explores the lives and deaths of ball players of all categories and abilities who were struck down at the height of their careers.
 

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Contents

Foreword
xi
Preface and Acknowledgments
xiii
Introduction
xix
Players who Died in Aircraft
ii
Sometimes in Winter
41
Players who Died in Automobile Accidents
59
Players who Died of Natural Causes
83
Players who Died in the Service of Their Country
147
A Tragic Season in Cleveland
159
Victims of Murder
171
Accidental Deaths
183
Suicide
209
Index of Players
217
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Fran Zimniuch is an award-winning journalist and columnist who has written for various newspapers and national magazines for more than two decades about subjects ranging from breaking news events, business trends, and jewelry to sports. His previous books include Phillies: Where Have You Gone?, Eagles: Where Have You Gone?, and Richie Ashburn Remembered. He lives in Sicklerville, New Jersey.

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