Spoke: A Biography of Tris Speaker

Spoke: A Biography of Tris Speaker

by Charles C. Alexander

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ISBN-13: 9781476622446
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/16/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Charles C. Alexander, Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, Ohio University, has written 13 books, the last seven of which have dealt with American baseball history. He lives in Butler County, Ohio.

Table of Contents


Foreword: "No Place for Me"     XV
"I Played Baseball and Drove the Cows to Pasture"     1
"By No Means a Finished Outfielder"     17
"Well, There Goes Your World Series"     39
"For God's Sake, Men, Take the Money Away"     59
"Baseball Is a Business"     83
"New Life into a Half-Dead, Despondent City"     105
"The Inspiration of Speaker's Leadership"     135
"I Knew My Team"     153
"I Will Never be a Bench Manager"     177
"We'll Finish in the League Anyway"     205
"A Veritable Judas"     233
"A Sort of Twilight to His Career"     253
"My Name Is Tris Speaker"     277
Afterword: "Let Your Voices Soften to a Mere Whisper"     305
Notes     311
Bibliography     327
Index     337

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C. Paul Rogers III

Spoke is a first-rate biography of one of the most important and intriguing, but today largely overlooked, figures in baseball history. --C. Paul Rogers III, co-author of The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant

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