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The End of Baseball

A Novel

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The End of Baseball by Peter Schilling
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Description

In Peter Schilling's wonderful novel, the extraordinary baseball season of 1944 comes vividly to life. Bill Veeck, the maverick promoter, returned from Guadalcanal with a leg missing and $500 to his name, has hustled his way into buying the Philadelphia Athletics. Hungry for a pennant, young Veeck jettisons the team's white players and secretly recruits the legendary stars of the Negro Leagues, fielding a club that will go down in baseball annals as one of the greatest ever to play the game. Here are the behind-the-scenes adventures that bring this dream to reality, and a cast of characters only history's pen could create. The End of Baseball is the most rollicking, free-spirited baseball story in years, the unvarnished truth of that incredible season and the men who lived it.

Author Biography

Peter Schilling Jr. has covered professional baseball online, in magazines, and in newspapers. He lives in a suburb of Minneapolis, where he writes on sports, film, and a variety of cultural concerns. This is his first novel.
Release date Australia
March 16th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Ivan R Dee, Inc
Pages
352
Dimensions
155x232x24
ISBN-13
9781566638487
Product ID
3905624

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