THE MAN WHO FOUGHT BACK by Al Hirshberg

THE MAN WHO FOUGHT BACK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A detailed play by play biography of Red Schoendienst, a man who met each obstacle in his long career with the fortitude of a true fighter. Physical ailments and temporary disabilities climaxed by a siege of tuberculosis could not vanquish the spirit of man. We follow the ups and downs of Red's career as second baseman for the Cardinals, Giants, Braves and Cardinals again, completing the circuit. Erratic batting average and lack of leadership were manager Frank Lane's reasons for Red's original trade. Mr. Lane's mistake eventually cost him his job as Red's new found leadership and improved playing provided inspiration for the subsequent teams to which he gave his all. Playing highlights from 1945 to the present are graphically described in this story of a remarkably robust and talented athlete which will surely score with baseball fans everywhere.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1961
Publisher: Messner