Ninety Feet from Fame: Close Calls with Baseball Immortality

Ninety Feet from Fame: Close Calls with Baseball Immortality

by Michael Robbins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786713356
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 04/09/2004
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.92(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Note on Statisticsviii
Introductionxiii
Part IThe Postseason
1October's Near-Heroes3
2A Trip of Near-Goats32
3Opportunity Lost44
Part IIWrong Time, Wrong Place
4Major Stars of the Minor Leagues61
5Forgotten Leagues, Forgotten Players72
6Stuck in the Shadows82
7Welcome to the Browns. Your Identity is Safe with US101
8Assorted Examples of Bad Baseball Timing121
9Trailblazing Forgotten Trails134
Part IIIInjuries, Illnesses, and Other Interruptions
10Injury143
11Illness162
12Death169
13Casualties of War179
14Just Walk Away190
Part IVMissed Milestones
15Losing the Numbers Game201
16Honor Doth Forget Men's Names225
17Slapped in the Face While Flirting with Perfection235
18No No-Hitter Means No-Name Pitcher247
Part VWhat's in a Name?
19Forgettable Names to Remember267
20That Name's Taken277
21Innovators285
22The Sporting Muse295
Index305
About the Author317

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