Safe by a Mile / Edition 1

Safe by a Mile / Edition 1

by Charlie Metro, Thomas L. Altherr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803282818

ISBN-13: 9780803282810

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Charlie Metro's career runs the gamut of the specialties found in baseball-player, coach, manager, scout, inventor. Metro has lived baseball at every level from the Great Depression to today's multimillion dollar contracts. One of a kind, Metro's life mirrors the astounding changes in the game as well as in the nation. Metro's tale is full of heart and a wealth of

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Charlie Metro's career runs the gamut of the specialties found in baseball-player, coach, manager, scout, inventor. Metro has lived baseball at every level from the Great Depression to today's multimillion dollar contracts. One of a kind, Metro's life mirrors the astounding changes in the game as well as in the nation. Metro's tale is full of heart and a wealth of anecdotes, the result of a fascinating life and a true love of the game.

Charlie Metro was born Charles Moreskonich in Nanty-Glo, Pennsylvania, in 1919. He played in the major leagues from 1943 to 1945 with the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics. He managed for parts of two seasons, with the 1962 Cubs and the 1970 Kansas City Royals. He also coached the 1965 Chicago White Sox and the 1982 Oakland Athletics. Although he had far longer service in the minor leagues, he will probably be best remembered as one of the great scouts and teachers in baseball history.

Tom Altherr is a professor of history at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. He is a coauthor of Sports in North America: A Documentary History.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803282810
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
537
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.15(d)

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