Through fifty-seven seasons (and counting) in professional baseball, Wayne "Twig" Terwilliger has seen and done it all. He witnessed the "Shot Heard Round the World" at the Polo Grounds in 1951 and Mickey Mantle's mile-long homer at Griffith Stadium in 1953. He got a game-winning single off Satchel Paige and a home run off Whitey Ford. He turned double plays against Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson one season and with them the next. He counted Willie Mays and Roger Maris among his teammates and Ted Williams among his friends. He was part of the Minnesota Twins electrifying World Series win in 1991 - and he ain't finished yet!
Born in Michigan in 1925, Terwilliger was an undersized kid with modest skills and big dreams. As a marine in World War II, he played baseball between air raids and witnessed the raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima. In 1949, after only four months of Triple A ball, he became the starting second baseman for the Chicago Cubs - and never looked back. Terwilliger Bunts One is the story of this unlikely hero - a man with all-American values, few regrets, and an unwavering enthusiasm to "play ball".
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
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A journalism major at Marquette University and a lifelong magazine writer and editor,
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