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Hit by Pitch: Ray Chapman, Carl Mays and the Fatal Fastball [NOOK Book]

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On August 16, 1920, Yankees pitcher Carl Mays threw a fastball that struck Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman in the head. Chapman died the next morning. Hit by Pitch is a nonfiction graphic novel about these men, their lives and legacies, and the event that linked them forever. Born the same year (1891), both in Kentucky, they had similar beginnings but opposing personalities. This wonderfully drawn work brings the two men and their era back to life.
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Hit by Pitch: Ray Chapman, Carl Mays and the Fatal Fastball

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Overview

On August 16, 1920, Yankees pitcher Carl Mays threw a fastball that struck Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman in the head. Chapman died the next morning. Hit by Pitch is a nonfiction graphic novel about these men, their lives and legacies, and the event that linked them forever. Born the same year (1891), both in Kentucky, they had similar beginnings but opposing personalities. This wonderfully drawn work brings the two men and their era back to life.
Graphic Novels by McFarland: McFarland has brought its 33 years of publishing experience to the graphic format. To browse them all, both nonfiction and fiction, see the McFarland Graphic Novels webpage.
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Editorial Reviews

Journal Interactive
The story has been told in many formats, but Lawless turns the central characters' lives and the tragedy that connects them into a graphic novel
USA Today
its one of my favorite books of the year so far. Lawless really goes above and beyond what's expected with her research and perspective. Lawless transcribes interviews with other players and experts and delivers them in wonderful comic form. I loved it. The book benefits from Lawless' expression-filled art and clear enthusiasm for her subject...definitely for everyone
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786484843
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,334,477
  • File size: 58 MB
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Meet the Author

Molly Lawless grew up in Boston, where she developed a passion for two things: drawing and baseball. After several years working as a freelance illustrator, she found a way to combine the two, publishing her baseball-themed comic art, including the series "Great Moments in Baseball." She lives in Arlington, Virginia. Hit by Pitch is her first graphic novel.

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