Sal Maglie: Baseball's Demon Barber

Sal Maglie: Baseball's Demon Barber

by Judith Testa


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780875803678
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Edition description: 1
Pages: 486
Sales rank: 777,090
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Judith Testa, a former professor at Northern Illinois University, grew up as a baseball fan in the New York City area in the 1950s. Author of many articles relating to Italy and a popular book on Rome, she now writes about a life-long love, baseball.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1. The Maglies of Italy and America
2. The Niagara Nugget Goes Nowhere—Sal's Career in the Minor Leagues
3. A Taste of the Bigs—From the Jersey City Giants to the New York Giants
4. The Cuban Winter League and the Mexican Baseball War
5. Down Mexico Way—Sal's Two Seasons with the Puebla Parrots
6. Knocking Around—The All-Stars, the Gas Pumps, and the Drummondville Cubs
7. While You Were Gone... —Major League Baseball from 1946 through 1949
8. The Birth of "The Barber"—Sal's 1950 Season with the New York Giants
9. At the Axis of Event, Part 1—Maglie and the 1951 Miracle Season
10. At the Axis of Event, Part 2—The Playoffs, the Pennant, and the World Series
11. 1952: A Season of Sun and Shadows
12. 1953: Sal's Season in Hell
13. 1954: The Giants Take It All
14. 1955: Troubles, Travels, and a Transformed Family
15. 1956: The Artful Dodger—Sal Comes "Home" to Brooklyn
16. 1956: Money Pitcher—Maglie's No-Hitter, the Pennant, and the World Series
17. 1957: "The Calendar Never Killed Anybody"—Sal at 40 as a Dodger and a Yankee
18. 1958: Sunset at the Show—Maglie's Last Year as a Player
19. 1960-1962, 1966: Coaching the Kids—Four Seasons with the Boston Red Sox
20. 1967: Tragedy at Home, Triumph in Boston
21. 1968-1969: Maglie's Stint with the Seattle Pilots
22. The Rest of His Days—Sal's Life After Baseball
23. Twilight and Darkness—Maglie's Final Years
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What People are Saying About This

Donald Honig

"The book reveals as few others have the dual personality of the professional athlete. Testa's achievement lies in depicting this man as a complete, full-dimensional human being. This book transcends its genre and is a first-rate work of literature."--(Donald Honig, author of Baseball When the Grass Was Real and Baseball America)

Gabriel Schechte

"I wish there were more baseball biographies that did justice to their subjects the way Testa has done full justice to Sal Maglie."--(Gabriel Schechter, baseball historian and researcher, National Baseball Hall of Fame)

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