Smoky Joe Wood : the biography of a baseball legend
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|Kirtland Community College Library||GV 865 .W66 W66 2013||30775305464746||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780803244993 (cloth : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 0803244991 (cloth : alk. paper)
xiv, 386 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2013.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (p. -373) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Introduction: Bart at 90 Marvel Road -- John F. and Howard E. -- Bloomer girl and minor leaguer -- Rookie and more -- The 1912 regular season -- The 1912 World Series -- Playing with pain -- Indian outfielder and utility man -- Glory revisited -- The Yale years -- Final innings -- Legend and legacy -- Epilogue: Fenway Park, August 17, 2008.|
|Summary, etc.:||Though his pitching career lasted only a few seasons, Howard Ellsworth "Smoky Joe" Wood was one of the most dominating figures in baseball history-a man many consider the best baseball player who is not in the Hall of Fame. About his fastball, Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson once said: "Listen, mister, no man alive can throw harder than Smoky Joe Wood." Smoky Joe Wood chronicles the singular life befitting such a baseball legend. Wood got his start impersonating a female on the National Bloomer Girls team. A natural athlete, he pitched for the Boston Red Sox at eighteen.|
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|Subject:||Wood, Howard Ellsworth 1889-1985
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