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The Resource The year of the pitcher : Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the end of baseball's golden age, Sridhar Pappu

The year of the pitcher : Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the end of baseball's golden age, Sridhar Pappu

Label
The year of the pitcher : Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the end of baseball's golden age
Title
The year of the pitcher
Title remainder
Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the end of baseball's golden age
Statement of responsibility
Sridhar Pappu
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Year of the Pitcher is the story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, with the Detroit Tigers coming back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in Game Seven of the World Series. In 1968, two remarkable pitchers would dominate the game as well as the broadsheets. One was black, the other white. Bob Gibson, together with the St. Louis Cardinals, embodied an entire generation's hope for integration at a heated moment in American history. Denny McLain, his adversary, was a crass self-promoter who eschewed the team charter and his Detroit Tigers teammates to zip cross-country in his own plane. For one season, the nation watched as these two men and their teams swept their respective league championships to meet at the World Series. Gibson set a major league record that year with a 1.12 ERA. McLain won more than 30 games in 1968, a feat not achieved since 1934 and untouched since. Together, the two have come to stand as iconic symbols, giving the fans "The Year of the Pitcher" and changing the game. Evoking a nostalgic season and its incredible characters, this is the story of one of the great rivalries in sports and an indelible portrait of the national pastime during a turbulent year--and the two men who electrified fans from all walks of life"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.3570922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.G5
LC item number
P37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
The year of the pitcher : Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the end of baseball's golden age, Sridhar Pappu
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [368]-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Hope -- Silent Film -- Lost Fathers -- Rising -- Testimony of Pilots -- The Break -- Into the City of Ashes -- A Black Man Wins in Boston -- Winter of Recriminations -- The Silent Spring -- 8:45 -- Out There -- Unclenched Fists -- President of the World -- A Lousy Pitcher -- Talk to Me -- Old Men -- Trouble -- Seventeen -- Mudders -- Anthems -- Slipping -- After the Fall -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 381 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780547719276
Lccn
2017044909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn967057033
  • (OCoLC)967057033
  • 972826
Label
The year of the pitcher : Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the end of baseball's golden age, Sridhar Pappu
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [368]-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Hope -- Silent Film -- Lost Fathers -- Rising -- Testimony of Pilots -- The Break -- Into the City of Ashes -- A Black Man Wins in Boston -- Winter of Recriminations -- The Silent Spring -- 8:45 -- Out There -- Unclenched Fists -- President of the World -- A Lousy Pitcher -- Talk to Me -- Old Men -- Trouble -- Seventeen -- Mudders -- Anthems -- Slipping -- After the Fall -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 381 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780547719276
Lccn
2017044909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn967057033
  • (OCoLC)967057033
  • 972826

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