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

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

by Lew Freedman
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786444427
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/09/2009
Pages:
223
Sales rank:
843,166
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Lew Freedman is a long-time, prize-winning journalist for such newspapers as the Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune and Anchorage Daily News. The author of numerous baseball books, he lives in Columbus, Indiana.

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