Roy Sievers:

Roy Sievers: "The Sweetest Right Handed Swing" in 1950s Baseball

by Paul Scimonelli

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476668697
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 12/19/2017
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 1,148,373
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Paul Scimonelli, retired teacher and musician, had a successful music career for more than 50 years. He has written numerous articles for music journals and his dissertation on the history of the Catholic University of America’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music is a widely read resource in the university library’s database. He lives in Columbia, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments v

Preface 1

Foreword by Bob Wolff 7

Introduction 11

 1. Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis 15

 2. “A pair of spikes, and they were too big!” 24

 3. “I thought, hell, this is easy!” 31

 4. The Sophomore Jinx 37

 5. Bad Breaks and Small Wonders 48

 6. Big Bat and Short Fences 61

 7. “The sweetest ­right-handed swing in baseball” 73

 8. The World Is His Oyster 94

 9. The Times, They Are ­A-Changin’ 119

10. The Best Is Yet to Come 142

11. Coming Home 159

Epilogue 176

Appendix: Achievements, Awards and Highlights 183

Chapter Notes 187

Bibliography 197

Index 199

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