This is the biography of a natural baseball player. Lew Burdette, trained by the Yankees and star of the Braves began his career pitching rocks in West Virginia. His first contact with baseball developed out of his desire to get a factory job. Since the factory needed a player for their team, Burdette took the challenge, and in three weeks was the best man on the team. The drama of this book springs directly from the baseball experiences of Burdette's career--his years of struggling to make the grade with minor teams, sudden switch from the Yankees to Boston, his part in winning the pennant for the dark horse team, his staggering list of victories, and his defeats. Any reader, fan or not, will read with interest this action packed story of one of the greatest pitchers of all times.