Bob Feller's Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom

Bob Feller's Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom

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by Bob Feller, Burton Rocks
     
 

Bob Feller is a true baseball icon. Along with such legends as Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Ted Williams, he is recognized as one of the greatest players of the twentieth century. In fact, he was voted the greatest right-handed pitcher in the history of baseball.

But Bob Feller is known for his quick wit as much as for his fastball. In Bob

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Bob Feller is a true baseball icon. Along with such legends as Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Ted Williams, he is recognized as one of the greatest players of the twentieth century. In fact, he was voted the greatest right-handed pitcher in the history of baseball.

But Bob Feller is known for his quick wit as much as for his fastball. In Bob Feller's Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom, the sharp-tongued Hall of Famer offers philosophical, anecdotal, and candid reflections on baseball and everyday American life. In the process he introduces us to such legends as Jackie Robinson, Ralph Kiner, and Joe DiMaggio the way he knew them—as baseball rivals, fellow sportsmen, and good friends. Bob Feller's Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom is a treasure trove of down-to-earth advice for baseball fans of any generation.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Find advice, history, answers galore in Bob Feller's Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom, written with Burton Rocks (A King's Legacy: The Clyde King Story). Born in Iowa just after WWI, signed to the Cleveland Indians at age 16 and inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, Feller now presents the accumulated lessons and memories from a life of hard work, great success and sincere enjoyment. With much attention devoted to other leading lights of the sport, this loving chronicle will please baseball fans of all ages. ( Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Many libraries may already have Feller's autobiography, Now Pitching, Bob Feller (1990), but this book would still be a worthy addition. "Rapid Robert" has always had plenty of sharp-witted opinions. This volume is divided into short, easily digestible sections, and Feller writes tellingly of the stars of his generation. He really shines when talking about his father and how the old man, eager to showcase his son's baseball talent, built a "field of dreams" on their Iowa farm when Feller was still a teen. Recommended. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809298433
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
02/09/2001
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.65(d)

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