WORLD SERIES THRILLS by Joseph N. Bell

WORLD SERIES THRILLS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The title alone should win this book many a reader among sports fans and those interested in popular American culture. The author takes 10 great incidents from world series play beginning in 1912 and ending as late as 1960---and retells them with warmth, vigor, and a real sense of immediacy. The stories are classics. We see Joe Devore's spectacular catch which won a game for the Giants against Boston in 1912: Casey Stengel's homer against the upstart Yankees in 1923 comes next; the comeback of the Senator's Walter Johnson against the Giants makes another thrilling story; Babe Ruth's most famous homer, against the Chicago Cubs in 1932, retells a legend of American baseball: the 1934 pitching of Dizzy Dean of the Cardinals against the Detroit Tigers is an equally famous incident; Bill Bevins' loss of a no-hitter against the Dodgers Mazeroski's great homer for the Pirates against the Yankees in 1960 ends the book on the usual victorious note. These and other stories, accompanied by brief biographies and batting averages of the players' involved, make a handsome addition to baseball literature.

Publisher: Messner