Fine+ in Near Fine dust jacket. 0878337849. Book Very Fine with no notes or ANY markings. DJ not price clipped ($19.95) with nicked spine head else Fine.; 225 pages; With the complete Grand Jury Testimony.
Fine. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Audience: General/trade. Hardcover 1st printing of the 1st edition. Fine condition dust jacket, book fine as well. This account supports the view that Joe Jackson s role in throwing the 1919 World Series is misunderstood, arguing he was used as a scapegoat & was innocent of any serious wrongdoing. Includes transcript of Jackson s grand jury testimony. BW photos.
Publishers Weekly, 1992-05-11 Frommer's 30th book is a distinctly minor effort. It tells the tale of the illiterate South Carolina boy who had what Ty Cobb described as the most natural swing in baseball and who was banished from the game following the Black Sox scandal of 1919. But Frommer adds little to what is already known. He makes clear, as have other authors, that Joe Jackson was almost certainly not one of the Chicago players who conspired with gamblers to lose the World Series, although he was approached by those who had and did not report the contacts. Frommer does a fine job of pointing up the dissension between the cliques on the team and makes a plea for Jackson's admission to the Hall of Fame. The book includes a valuable appendix presenting Jackson's testimony before a Chicago grand jury, which reinforces the contention that the player was indeed a tragic victim. Photos not seen by PW. (July)
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