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Catfish, Yaz, and Hammerin' Hank: The Unforgettable Era That Transformed Baseball (W/CD)

Pepe, Phil

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ISBN 10: 1572438398 / ISBN 13: 9781572438392
Published by Chicago: Triumph Books, 1st printing, thus. Signed., 2005
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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ISBN: 1572438398 Hardback (8vo) in glossy pictorial boards, with matching dust jacket. Signed by author on title page. Clean, square, unmarked; appears unread. DJ in protective mylar wrap. 0.0 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 3119

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Title: Catfish, Yaz, and Hammerin' Hank: The ...

Publisher: Chicago: Triumph Books, 1st printing, thus. Signed.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In Catfish, Yaz, and Hammerin' Hank, sportswriter Phil Pepe talks to the stars of the day about their fondest memories and their greatest highlights from an era gone by. The spirit of the day is nostalgically captured in Pepe's priceless interviews and through scores of archival photographs. This book proves to be as enjoyable as the era it so thoroughly depicts.

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"‘How would it work if you didn’t have the reserve clause? A team with the most money would be buying up all the stars, and nobody would be able to beat them. It would be terrible if some team did that.’ And I said to [Jim] Bouton, ‘You mean like the Yankees now?’" —Marvin Miller

"I made the 1971 All-Star team as an alternate. I was to replace Tony Oliva, who got hurt. I remember my [Oakland A’s] teammate, Sal Bando, telling me, ‘Don’t embarrass us and strike out...’" —Reggie Jackson

"I used to pound Clemente inside, pound him inside, pound him inside, and he liked the ball out over the plate and he’d hit the ball to right center. I threw a slider down and away and it was a damn good pitch, and he hit a line drive right down the right field line..." —Tom Seaver

"We were in a car going to get some ice cream, not far from our house in New Jersey, and the guy said over the radio, ‘Thurman Munson just died...crash...’ Audry and I just looked at each other and didn’t say a word for I don’t know how long." —Chris Chambliss

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