THE HIGH HARD ONE by

THE HIGH HARD ONE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is an as remembered-as-talked to rundown of pitcher Kirby Higbe's twenty-five-odd years in professional baseball from the time when he was signed with the Pirates in 1932 through his best years with the Dodgers (Durocher--the ""greatest manager"" ever!). Higbe hasn't really too much to say and sometimes he slips into Stengelese: ""He was an awful powerful man in baseball and there wasn't much that he was friendly with gamblers and was seen with too he was looking the other way."" We were looking the other way most of the time except for the clincher--last years, no work, no money, land him in jail where he got a job.... Not really very much of a change of pace from other minor major league stories.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1967
Publisher: Viking