Red Faber: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Spitball Pitcher

Red Faber: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Spitball Pitcher

by Brian E. Cooper
     
 

This is the first full biography of Hall of Famer Urban "Red" Faber, who won a record three World Series games in 1917—until 2005, the last time the Chicago White Sox won it all. The winningest spitball pitcher in the American League and one of the oldest players ever to wear a major league uniform, Faber regularly challenged the game's top hitters. He

Overview

This is the first full biography of Hall of Famer Urban "Red" Faber, who won a record three World Series games in 1917—until 2005, the last time the Chicago White Sox won it all. The winningest spitball pitcher in the American League and one of the oldest players ever to wear a major league uniform, Faber regularly challenged the game's top hitters. He experienced the heights of championship baseball until the Black Sox scandal decimated Charles Comiskey's team and relegated Faber to stardom on second-division White Sox clubs.

Editorial Reviews

Telegraph Herald
meticulously researched
Sports Collectors Digest
offers the first full biography of Faber
The Inside Game
Cooper educates and entertains, and gives the Hall-of-Fame pitcher his rightful place on baseball lovers' book shelves

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786427215
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Brian E. Cooper is the executive editor and editorial board chairman of the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa). His 2007 biography of Red Faber was a finalist for the Larry Ritter Award. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he lives in Dubuque.

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