DELAYED STEAL by Frank Waldman
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Plus item in Big League baseball stories -- this fast paced yarn in which a father and son -- ""Maje"" Tyler, manager of the Yankees, and Billy Tyler, who helps the Detroit Tigers steal the pennant from his father's team -- fight to the finish their private battle for control. Billy has plenty of shortcomings, but he knows what he wants -- and goes after it, even if it means a split with his father, a hasty departure for small time ball in the Caribbean as winter conditioning, and a bitter experience on ""the jinx"" on his father's team. He is sold to the Tigers' and then his career takes a new start -- and, through chapters of closeups of major league ball games, finds the answers that help bring his team to a triumphant finish -- and a generous backdown on the part of his stubborn father. Good sports novel -- good baseball -- by the author of , Pitcher.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1952
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin