×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Bucketfoot Al: The Baseball Life of Al Simmons
     

Bucketfoot Al: The Baseball Life of Al Simmons

by Clifton Blue Parker
 

Al Simmons, at top form in the Roaring Twenties, sparked one of baseball’s greatest dynasties, the Philadelphia Athletics, to multiple championships, before becoming just another ballplayer. While his achievements demonstrated greatness, he was not an easy man to like—for those competing against him or with him—and he seemed to play to the level of

Overview

Al Simmons, at top form in the Roaring Twenties, sparked one of baseball’s greatest dynasties, the Philadelphia Athletics, to multiple championships, before becoming just another ballplayer. While his achievements demonstrated greatness, he was not an easy man to like—for those competing against him or with him—and he seemed to play to the level of team expectation. Contemporary accounts and other recollections give us a sense of Al Simmons the person and the ballplayer, his connections to people, his teams and his ability to capture the fans’ imagination in his halcyon days.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786461431
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
06/06/2011
Pages:
251
Sales rank:
874,578
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Clifton Blue Parker is a magazine editor at the University of California, Davis, and a former newspaper journalist and Congressional press secretary. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), he lives in Davis, California.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews