The End of Baseball
ISBN10: 1566638488 ISBN13: 9781566638487 Contributors: Schilling, Peter, Jr. Publisher: Ivan R Dee Published: Mar 30 2010 Pages: 340 Weight: 1.15lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
In Peter Schilling's wonderful novel, the extraordinary baseball season of 1944 comes vividly to life. Bill Veeck, the maverick promoter, returned from Guadalcanal with a leg missing and $500 to his name, has hustled his way into buying the Philadelphia Athletics. Hungry for a pennant, young Veeck jettisons the team's white players and secretly recruits the legendary stars of the Negro Leagues, fielding a club that will go down in baseball annals as one of the greatest ever to play the game. Here are the behind-the-scenes adventures that bring this dream to reality, and a cast of characters only history's pen could create. The End of Baseball is the most rollicking, free-spirited baseball story in years, the unvarnished truth of that incredible season and the men who lived it.