SOUGHT TYCOON by Jackson Scholz


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ike Center-Field Jinx (1961, p. 503, J-177), Mr. Scholz's latest sports story has all the strong points of many of his earlier books-- play by play accounts ast paced plot on and off the diamond, natural sounding dialogue, and distinguishable characters. When a rookie second baseman who starts at $50,000 a season, finds put he is just part of a scheme to keep a first rate player up to snuff, he combats ench-warming boredom by playing big time with the stock market. The ""dugout tycoon"", s Danny is dubbed after his long-shot investments begin to pay off, eventually comes round to playing just baseball again. The intriguing, off-beat plot and smooth writing make Scholz's latest a far-above-average baseball book.

Pub Date: Sept. 11th, 1963
Publisher: Morrow