THE STORY OF BOBBY SHANTZ by

THE STORY OF BOBBY SHANTZ

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Stock this for your baseball fans not as a run-of-the-mill success story, but as one slightly out of the ordinary. For Bobby Shantz, twenty seven years old and voted by baseball as the Most Valuable Player of 1952, has been less than five feet tall ever since he has grown up. Several times in his young career he had to weigh his problem- could he go on and do as he wanted in spite of his size? If not, what were the other channels open for a runt? He always managed to make it and in 1948 was signed for a class B team by the Philadelphia Athletics. Two years later, he was pitching for them in their big league games. Other events in his life: marriage, a stint in the Army for which he was barely tall enough, a good will trip to play baseball in Japan. Good sports by a good sport.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1953
Publisher: Lippincott