Lyman Bostock: The Inspiring Life and Tragic Death of a Ballplayer

Lyman Bostock: The Inspiring Life and Tragic Death of a Ballplayer

by K. Adam Powell

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ISBN-13: 9781442252059
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/16/2016
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 1,320,285
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

K. Adam Powell is a reporter for the ACC Sports Journal, the ACCSports.com website, and the Mebane Enterprise newspaper. He previously worked for the Rivals.com network, and has covered Final Fours, college bowl games, and numerous NBA and NFL players. Powell is the author of three books, including Border Wars: The First 50 Years of Atlantic Coast Conference Football (Scarecrow, 2004).

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

1 California Dreaming (1950-1968) 1

2 Coming of Age in Times of Confusion (1968-1970) 19

3 New Decisions, New Opportunities (1971-1972) 33

4 The Path to the Big Leagues (1972-1974) 53

5 A Rookie's Journey (1975) 69

6 The Great Breakout (1976) 87

7 Something to Prove (1977) 115

8 Settling into Stardom (1977) 139

9 A Life-Changing Negotiation (1977 Off-Season) 159

10 The Big Slump (1978) 179

11 Redemption and Happiness (1978) 199

12 Another Day in Comiskey and Gary (September 23, 1978) 221

13 Passing into Legend 235

14 Saying Goodbye (September 24-28, 1978) 247

15 The Trials of Leonard Smith (1979) 269

16 Moving On (1979-1980s) 279

17 Lyman Bostock's Legacy 287

Notes 299

Bibliography 311

Index 319

About the Author 335

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