Shortened Seasons: The Untimely Deaths of Major League Baseball's Stars and Journeymen

Shortened Seasons: The Untimely Deaths of Major League Baseball's Stars and Journeymen

by Fran Zimniuch
     
 

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Shortened Seasons recounts the stories of some of the baseball players who never made it back for the next game, who died with the suddenness of a walk off homerun. For them, there was no next year. From Hall of Fame caliber players such as Roberto Clemente, Thurman Munson and Ed Delahanty to players who were still finding their niche in the game like Ken HubbsSee more details below

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Shortened Seasons recounts the stories of some of the baseball players who never made it back for the next game, who died with the suddenness of a walk off homerun. For them, there was no next year. From Hall of Fame caliber players such as Roberto Clemente, Thurman Munson and Ed Delahanty to players who were still finding their niche in the game like Ken Hubbs, Lyman Bostoc and Darryl Kile, Baseball's Shortened Seasons explores the lives and deaths of ball players of all categories and abilities, who were struck down at the height of their careers.

Editorial Reviews

Larry Dierker
In Fran Zimniuch's book, Shortened Seasons, there is more than a measure of sweet sorrow. Sweet because the loss of someone you love offers the chance to tap into the deep feelings you had for them, feelings you may not have known were hidden in the folds of your heart and soul. His new book revives the imnages of baseball heroes who died too soon. I hope that for you, as for me, this book will not be a funeral, but a celebration of life."
Mike Schmidt
Shortened Seasons is a great read. It reminds us that professional athletes, no matter how high a pedestal we, or the media, place them on, are only human and are subject to the same life rules as the rest of society.
Larry Colton
You don't have to be a baseball fan to appreciate Shortened Seasons by Fran Zimniuch. It's a heartfelt glimpse into success and tragedy, but most of all it provides perspective on our sometimes triumphant, sometimes fragile journey around the bases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461733782
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
03/09/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
503,086
File size:
2 MB

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