THE GOOF THAT WON THE PENNANT by Jonah Kalb

THE GOOF THAT WON THE PENNANT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Goof That Won the Pennant is no more than a Little. League replay of Fred Merkle's infamous flub in the 1908 Cubs-Giants pennant clincher. Otherwise, this saga of a flakey team turned into champions by a fatherly coach who wrestles with his own doubts about whether winning is a good thing sounds like a slightly jazzier version of Matt Christopher. Not much, though historians of the game will enjoy the last inning twist.

Pub Date: Oct. 27th, 1976
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin