Signature Seasons: Fifteen Baseball Legends at Their Most Memorable, 1908-1949

Signature Seasons: Fifteen Baseball Legends at Their Most Memorable, 1908-1949

by Paul Warburton

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Overview

This work recreates for the reader the best of the best, at their best. The author devotes a chapter each to the most memorable season of some of baseball’s greatest players: Christy Mathewson (1908), Ty Cobb (1911), Babe Ruth (1921), Rogers Hornsby (1922), George Sisler (1922), Hack Wilson (1930), Jimmie Foxx (1932), Dizzy Dean (1934), Lou Gehrig (1936), Hank Greenberg (1937), Ted Williams (1941), Bob Feller (1946), Stan Musial (1948), Joe DiMaggio (1948) and Jackie Robinson (1949).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786446551
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/22/2010
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The late Paul Warburton (March 11, 1953–October 9, 2011) was a claims specialist in Rhode Island. A former sportswriter, he had five short stories published in the Society for American Baseball Research annuals, The National Pastime and The Baseball Research Journal.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface 1

1 Matty Was Master of Them All: Christy Mathewson in 1908 5

2 Detroit's Wildcat at His Peak: Ty Cobb in 1911 25

3 The Babe at His Best: Babe Ruth in 1921 40

4 The Mighty Rajah: Rogers Hornsby in 1922 56

5 The Sizzler and His Browns: George Sisler in 1922 68

6 How to Drive in 191 Runs: Hack Wilson in 1930 81

7 The Beast of the White Elephants: Jimmie Foxx in 1932 97

8 Mr. Dean at His Dizziest: Dizzy Dean in 1934 112

9 Larrupin' Lou and McCarthy's Bombers: Lou Gehrig in 1936 128

10 The Motor City's Big RBI Man: Hank Greenberg in 1937 144

11 Boston's Kid Bats .406: Ted Williams in 1941 157

12 Rapid Robert's Triumphant Return: Bob Feller in 1946 172

13 The Pride of the Redbirds: Stan Musical in 1948 184

14 The Great DiMag: Joe DiMaggio in 1948 199

15 Jackie's MVP Season: Jackie Robinson in 1949 214

Chapter Notes 231

Bibliography 239

Index 243

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