CLOWN AT SECOND BASE by C. Paul Jackson

CLOWN AT SECOND BASE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Bucky Bushard, a baseball funnvman but rather a star at his second base spot in a minor league club gets a major league chance- if- he cuts out the monkey shines. Prone to such activities as leaping, ape-like, about the catcher after hitting a foul, Bucky is hard put to squelch his prohibitive though essentially unmalicious doings, even when the Detroit Tigers beckon with all teeth showing, even when he himself has few illusions about baseball world frustrations. But he manages to ""copper it with the old oil""- to overcome resentment of discipline through a true love of the sport. A crucial major-league game is lost, but the Clown proves his worth as an excellent player. Exciting innings, exciting outs.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1952
Publisher: Crowell