Frantic Frank Lane: Baseball's Ultimate Wheeler-Dealer

Frantic Frank Lane: Baseball's Ultimate Wheeler-Dealer

by Bob Vanderberg

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ISBN-13: 9780786470181
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/31/2013
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Bob Vanderberg, retired after nearly 37 years on the sports staff of the Chicago Tribune, has written three books on the Chicago White Sox. He lives in Lemont, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Foreword Billy Pierce 1

Preface 3

Prologue: Chicago, June 1978 5

1 Getting Started in Chicago, 1949-1950 9

2 The Go-Go Sox Are Born, 1951-1952 20

3 Serious Contenders, at Last, 1953-1954 34

4 The Race Heats Up, and So Does Lane, 1955 50

5 A. Busch, a Brewery and Almost a Pennant, 1956-1957 63

6 A Troubling Debut as the Wigwam's Bigwig, 1958 79

7 Fighting Some Old Friends for the Flag, 1959 92

8 No More Rocky, No More Frank, 1960 102

9 Kansas City, Here He Comes, 1961 112

10 Time Out for the NBA, 1962-1963 125

11 Scouting for Titles in Baltimore, 1965-1970 133

12 Making Bud Wiser in Milwaukee, 1971-1972 145

13 Closing It Out with the Cowboy, 1974-1979 155

Epilogue 169

Appendix I The Best and Worst of Frank Lane 179

Appendix II Lane's Major League Transactions 181

Appendix III Lane's Five Rules of Trading 190

Chapter Notes 191

Bibliography 197

Index 199

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