Charlie Gehringer: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Tigers Second Baseman

Charlie Gehringer: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Tigers Second Baseman

by John C. Skipper
     
 

Charlie Gehringer was the best second baseman of his era. He is regarded by many as the best two-strike hitter of all time and his seemingly effortless fielding ability earned him the nickname of "The Mechanical Man." Sports writers groused that he was too quiet to be a star. Charlie replied that he didn't hit with his mouth. This work follows Gehringer's career

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Charlie Gehringer was the best second baseman of his era. He is regarded by many as the best two-strike hitter of all time and his seemingly effortless fielding ability earned him the nickname of "The Mechanical Man." Sports writers groused that he was too quiet to be a star. Charlie replied that he didn't hit with his mouth. This work follows Gehringer's career from the day a scout spotted him on the sandlots of Michigan in 1923 to his induction into the Hall of Fame in 1949 and into his life after baseball.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
essential
Journal of Sport History
Gehringer's career is well researched and documented in this quick, but thorough, study.... a nice, and well-told, change of pace.
The Past in Review
"a workman's biography fit for every bookshelf"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786435746
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/08/2008
Pages:
209
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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