Brief, down to earth passages excerpted from Roger Kahn's Boys of Summer and George Vecsey's Joy in Mudville made us wish...

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GIL HODGES: Baseball Miracle Man

Brief, down to earth passages excerpted from Roger Kahn's Boys of Summer and George Vecsey's Joy in Mudville made us wish that we were reading those books instead of this one. But Devaney is on top of all the essentials -- Hodges' search for the right position on the field, his famous batting slump in '52 and '53, the controversial ""phantom outs"" and the ""nice guy"" demeanor which evolved into managerial finesse. Told in a monotone befitting the miracle man himself.

Pub Date: July 3, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1973