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Missed It by That Much: Baseball Players Who Challenged the Record Books

Debs, Victor, Jr.

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ISBN 10: 0786405082 / ISBN 13: 9780786405084
Published by McFarland & Company, 1998
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Title: Missed It by That Much: Baseball Players Who...

Publisher: McFarland & Company

Publication Date: 1998

Book Condition:Good

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After hitting his then-record 60th home run of the 1927 season, Babe Ruth said, "Sixty, count 'em, sixty. Let's see some other son-of-a-bitch match that." Jimmie Foxx almost did, five years later, with an agonizingly close 58 four baggers.
Here are the stories of Foxx's and 11 other near-record breaking performances: Bill Terry's 254 hits in 1930, three short of George Sisler's record 257; Elroy Face's 17 consecutive pitching victories, two short of Rube Marquard's record; and Willie Mays's 17 home runs in August of 1965, just one off Rudy York's mark for a single month, are three more of the performances detailed. Boxscores and statistical tables are provided.

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Victor Debs, Jr., of Staten Island, taught in New York City public schools for over two decades. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he is also the author of Still Standing After All These Years.

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