Rollie's Follies: A Hall of Fame Revue of Baseball Stories and Stats, Lists and Lore
Clerisy Press, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 235 pages
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.