Book Description

Review This is a collection of nine essays which examine some of baseball's most elusive mysteries. The topics include the suicide of Harry Pulliam, three gambling scandals and the facts concerning the legendary matchup of Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson in the 1942 World Series. Did Gibson take a third strike from Paige with the bases loaded? Read Chapter 8 for the details. [Larry Lester] --The Courier, September 2010 (A Publication of SABR'S Negro Leagues Committee)The book's essays are uniformly well-written, intelligently focused and entertaining.... The research, for the most part, appears both serious and thorough....[Gail Rowe] --The Inside Game, Vol. XI, No. 2, April 2011 (The Official Newsletter of SABR's Deadball Era Committee)Each of the nine chapters is well-documented and researched, being both scholarly and readable, including numerous black-and-white photographs....The 10 contributors, both professors and authors, entertain as they educate, providing a resource that can be used for scholarly purposes, or read cover to cover for reading pleasure. This book is appropriate for any young adult or adult collection where there are baseball fans. [Sara Marcus] --American Reference Books Annual (2010)'The research and writing are first-rate.' --Jan Finkel, Vice Chairperson and Chief Editor of the Society for American Baseball Research Baseball Biography Project Read more About the Author Angelo J. Louisa is a researcher, writer, and community educator who lives in Omaha, Nebraska. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he has contributed articles to books, periodicals, and websites. David Cicotello is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and a contributor to its Deadball Stars volumes.? He is a writer,?teacher, and speaker?living in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Read more