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Jocks and Socks: Insider Stories from a Major-League Locker Room

Ksicinski, Jim;Flaherty, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0809224453 / ISBN 13: 9780809224456
Published by Contemporary Books, Chicago IL, 2001
Condition: As New Hardcover
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8 vo, 246 pp. red cloth black spine. Appears unread. SIGNED and INSCRIBED to Sharon by Tom Flaherty, who also corrected his location on rear flap to read "Red([not: Deer] Lodge, Montana." DUST JACKET unclipped, snug all around book. Bookseller Inventory # 1232902

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Title: Jocks and Socks: Insider Stories from a ...

Publisher: Contemporary Books, Chicago IL

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Tales from the locker room never before shared

For 35 years "Big Jim" Ksicinski served as headwaiter, valet, and confidant for major-league baseball players. During his tenure as the visiting clubhouse manager at Milwaukee's County Stadium, he encountered hundreds of players from both leagues.

This one-of-a-kind book celebrates the American pastime with its intriguing stories from behind the clubhouse doors. Poignant and inspiring, raunchy and hilarious, Jocks and Socks is baseball as it has never been seen--or heard--before.

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Baseball stories from a clubhouse insider that you'll never find on the sports page

A clubhouse is a safe haven where ballplayers can be themselves without worrying about the scrutiny of fans or the intrusion of reporters. From 1966 to 1997, author Jim Ksicinski was the keeper of such a sanctuary at Milwaukee's County Stadium, where he served as headwaiter, valet, and confidant for hundreds of major-league players and coaches.

In Jocks and Socks, Big Jim (as he was affectionately known in baseball circles) opens wide the clubhouse doors and shares some of his most memorable baseball moments: the players, the personalities, and the pranks. His candid stories prove that the action in a big-league clubhouse can sometimes be more interesting than the action on the field.

Jocks and Socks is full of Ksicinski's colorful tales and revealing tidbits about:

  • The rowdy and chaotic clubhouse when Billy Martin was in town
  • Playing casino with Rod Carew
  • Cal Ripken Jr. signing autographs for kids until 2 a.m. on gameday
  • Grapes, baseball-shaped chocolate, and other foods that ended up as fodder for clubhouse "batting practice"

Spanning more than thirty years of baseball history, these rare anecdotes will entertain and delight everyone who enjoys the national pastime.

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