Early Wynn, the Go-Go White Sox and the 1959 World Series

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This is the story of how the hapless Chicago White Sox, badly hurt by the banning of players after the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, floundered until the 1950s when they were finally rebuilt and had their first success in 40 years. The culminating event was the capture of the 1959 American League pennant, made possible by aging pitcher Early Wynn. Wynn, nearly 40, was the best pitcher in the game that season, winning 22 games and the Cy Young Award. He was the last piece in the puzzle that put the Sox over the top and,...

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About the Book This is the story of how the hapless Chicago White Sox, badly hurt by the banning of players after the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, floundered until the 1950s when they ... were finally rebuilt and had their first success in 40 years. The culminating event was the capture of the 1959 American League pennant, made possible by aging pitcher Early Wynn. Wynn, nearly 40, was the best pitcher in the game that season, winning 22 games and the Cy Young Award. He was the last piece in the puzzle that put the Sox over the top and, in addition to the team’s historic season, the book tracks his life before, during and after baseball. Read more Show Less

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This is the story of how the hapless Chicago White Sox, badly hurt by the banning of players after the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, floundered until the 1950s when they were finally rebuilt and had their first success in 40 years. The culminating event was the capture of the 1959 American League pennant, made possible by aging pitcher Early Wynn. Wynn, nearly 40, was the best pitcher in the game that season, winning 22 games and the Cy Young Award. He was the last piece in the puzzle that put the Sox over the top and, in addition to the team's historic season, the book tracks his life before, during and after baseball.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780786444427
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/9/2009
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Lew Freedman has worked for the Chicago Tribune, the Anchorage Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer. The winner of more than 250 journalism awards, he has written 52 books. He lives in Columbus, Indiana.

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