Rollie's Follies: A Hall of Fame Revue of Baseball Stories and Stats, Lists and Lore

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Take a seat in the front row for a vaudeville revue like you've never seen before--a hilarious, insightful, one-of-a-kind baseball follies hosted by Hall of Fame pitcher Rollie Fingers. Acts include:

* stories--from the player traded for a handful of bats to the fateful hunting trip of former Yankees Mickey, Whitey, and Billy
* stats--from the performance of Japanese players in their first year in the MLB to the game's most prolific closers
* lists--such as the twenty-five greatest left-handed players of all time and the greatest hitting pitchers ever
* lore--from the history of baseball in Brooklyn to the Kenny Lofton Curse

And sometimes Rollie puts you right on the field, recalling, for example the time he faced Johnny Bench in the '72 World Series.

Pictures? Galore. From vintage classics to classic baseball cards to original drawings by renowned baseball illustrator Jerry Dowling.

Management guarantees you've never seen a show--or read a baseball book--quite like this one. Rollie's Follies is for baseball fan looking for a fun, fresh, vastly entertaining new way to enjoy the National Pastime.

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Fun book with lots of stats. Second book due in 2010. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Rollie Fingers is one of the most recognizable players in major league history, due to his playful charisma and handlebar moustache as much as to his 17-year career with the Oakland A's, San Diego Padres, and Milwaukee Brewers. He is one of only two relief pitchers in history to have won a Cy Young Award, a league Most Valuable Player Award, and to be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is a popular celebrity for golf tournaments, autograph shows, and baseball fantasy camps, and he currently lives in Las Vegas.

Christopher "Yellowstone" Ritter is an entertainment manager and media consultant, a contributing writer to the pages of Magic Magazine and several Comedy Central Specials and the co-writer for the upcoming Amazing Johnathan autobiography Smoke and Mirrors. An accomplished public speaker, Mr. Ritter divides his time between Manhattan, Chicago, and Las Vegas.

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