One Win Wonders celebrates those pitchers who reached the Major Leagues and earned one, and only one, career victory. There have been approximately 650 members of this exclusive club in baseball since 1930. Some have appeared in as little as one inning, others played a year or more, but they all have one thing in common-one win. Rose Explores 50 members of the one win wonder club, and takes you on a journey through eight decades of baseball history while doing so. You will meet aging veterans trying to hang on to their dreams and hot-shot rookies with their whole careers ahead of them. Each has a story to tell, from his struggles in the Minors, that (sometimes long-awaited) call-up to the big leagues, to that first Major League victory. Rose takes a look at their teams and the events surrounding their time in the Show, and focuses on the details of each player's one and only win.
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George Rose has done a WONDERFUL job with this book! He has profiled 50 pitchers between 1930 to the present (out of some 630 throughout the history of baseball) who have recorded ONE career win. That may not sound significant, but sometimes the journey that got that particular player to the major leagues is a story in and of itself. The same may be said for the victory itself, or the story of what happened after the win and the paths these players have taken after baseball. Aside from baseball, Rose has gone in depth as far as the players' background, or the ups or woes of the team they pitched for, or something about their own family history or hometown. Case in point: there was one story about the Civil War in Newburgh, Indiana. Having family in that area, I had NEVER heard that story before. Take some time, buy the book, and share it with a baseball fan today!