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Budig, Gene A
Clearing the bases : nine who did it with grit and class / Gene A. Budig ; foreword by Len Coleman
Champaign, IL : News-Gazette, Inc., c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  GV865.A1 B856 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Ripken, Cal, 1960-
Brown, Bobby (Robert William), 1924-
Brett, George
Torre, Joe, 1940-
Feller, Bob, 1918-2010
Ilitch, Michael, 1929-
Springstead, Marty, 1937-2012
Madden, Bill
Robinson, Frank, 1935-
Subject(s) Baseball players -- United States -- Biography
Baseball managers -- United States -- Biography
Baseball umpires -- United States -- Biography
Physical Description xxvii, 115 p. : ill., ports., photos. ; 19 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-115)
Contents Baseball's iron man, Cal Ripken Jr. -- One for all seasons, Bobby Brown -- Ever the competitor, George Brett -- En route to the Hall, Joe Torre -- Prized player and proven patriot, Bob Feller -- A success story like no other, Mike Ilitch -- One tough cop, Marty Springstead -- True to a dream, Bill Madden -- A man among boys, Frank Robinson
Summary In Clearing the Bases, Budig selects nine from a wide array of individuals and offers candid biographical sketches of these compelling characters. He knows them well. The book focuses on Cal Ripken, Bobby Brown, George Brett, Joe Torre, Bob Feller, Mike Ilitch, Marty Springstead, Bill Madden, and Frank Robinson. Former National League president Len Coleman writes a foreword that sheds new light on the legacy of Jackie and Rachel Robinson
NOTE Gift from an anonymous donor, 2012

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