Red Faber: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Spitball Pitcher

Red Faber: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Spitball Pitcher

by Brian E. Cooper

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786427215
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Pages: 279
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Brian E. Cooper is the executive editor and editorial board chairman of the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa). His 2007 biography of Red Faber was a finalist for the Larry Ritter Award. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he lives in Dubuque.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1



1. Modest Hero 5

2. The Boy from Cascade 9

3. Hometown Professional 20

4. One Season, Three Teams 26

5. The Spitball 30

6. Des Moines 35

7. World Tourist 39

8. White Sox Rookie 50

9. Sophomore Sensation 57

10. “Feared by Every Batsman” 66

11. American League Champs 72

12. World Series Hero 78

13. The Lost Season 87

14. Black Sox 93

15. A Team Divided 99

16. A Pitching Sta› Named “Red” 108

17. Best in the American League (Again) 119

18. “A Puzzle” 128

19. Cellar Dwellers 134

20. “Old” No More 139

21. “Simply Too Much Red” 144

22. “Not the Same Faber” 154

23. “Youth Must Be Served?” 163

24. “A Good and Deserving Fellow” 174

25. In the Doghouse 189

26. “Faber Luck” 197

27. Two Wins 203

28. “A Stout-Hearted Old Warrior” 211

29. Parting 217

30. Odd Jobs 220

31. Cooperstown at Last 228

32. Twilight and Sunset 234



Appendix A: Statistics 239

Appendix B: Milestones 245

Chapter Notes 247

Bibliography 259

Index 263

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