A vivid and moving tale of redemption that will have you cheering about the greatest barnstorming baseball game ever played between the Major League All-Stars and the Negro League All-Stars in 1934. A story told in 45,000 words--great value!
The date was October 20, 1934, just days after Dizzy Dean's St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series. The place was Boston's Fenway Park, under portable lights. The money behind it was Henry Ford's, who yearned to see an all-white team defeat the black all-stars. For Diz's team there was Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Shoeless Joe Jackson (overweight and still banned from the game), and a lanky minor- leaguer named Joe DiMaggio. Paige's all-stars featured Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, Turkey Stearnes, and Buck Leonard. With a keen eye for historical detail and a passionate love for baseball, Kevin King chronicles this epic game between Diz's and Satch's all-stars. No trophies or championships were on the line, only the two most important things in life to any ballplayer--respect and redemption.
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March 06, 2012
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