A Glimpse of Fame: Brilliant but Fleeting Major League Careers

A Glimpse of Fame: Brilliant but Fleeting Major League Careers

By: Dennis Snelling (author)Paperback

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Ron Necciai once struck out 27 hitters in a nine-inning minor league game. Floyd Giebell beat Bob Feller to clinch the 1940 American League pennant for the Detroit Tigers. John Paciorek had three hits in three at bats in his big league debut-and never played another game in the majors.

These three players and twelve other talented men (Bill Koski, Ed Sanicki, Joe Stanka, Bill Rohr, Al Autry, Joe Brovia, John Leovich, Bert Shepard, Doug Clarey, Marshall Mauldin, Bernie Williams, and Frank Leja) reached the top of their profession only to sink back into obscurity. Through interviews with all the players and extensive research, their stories are told-from their triumphs to their swift disappointments. Major and minor league year-by-year statistics for each player are included.

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About Author

Dennis Snelling is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and the Pacific Coast League Historical Society. He lives in Rocklin, California.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/02/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780786477494
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 268
  • ID: 9780786477494
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 0786477490

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