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Thomas, Henry W.

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ISBN 10: 0964543907 / ISBN 13: 9780964543904
Published by Phenom Press, 1995
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Foreword by Shirley Povich. Contents Includes: Kid Johnson; The Weiser Wonder; Phenom; Labor Day; Formidable; Griff; Hazel; King of the Pitchers; The Big Train, Sir Walter; These Things Come, Etc. Good+ to very good tight condition with good+ to very good dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 00413

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Publisher: Phenom Press

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition..

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A biography of the early twentieth-century star who is often considered the best pitcher in the history of major league baseball


How good a pitcher was Washington Senator ace Walter Johnson? Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Joe Jackson considered him the best ever. His career strikeout record lasted for half a century, and no one's ever come close to his mark of 110 shutouts; some of his Senator teams were so bad, the only way Johnson could win was literally to keep opponents from scoring. Of course, the numbers alone don't tell the story. Johnson was a towering figure in the first quarter of the baseball century. One of the most respected--and liked--men in the game, he was something of an anti-Cobb: straight, honest, and clean, with a life off the field as content as it was accomplished on it. This is an excellent, exhaustive biography, showing clear affection for Johnson from the first pitch: Thomas is Johnson's grandson. Despite the blood tie, Thomas doesn't just go straight down the middle; he is willing to work the corners of his grandfather's life, which actually allows his relationship to his subject to add to the work's significant depth. --Jeff Silverman

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