Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing

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A colorful time in baseball and American history comes alive in this multi-layered biography of an Ohio farm boy who employed a combination of spit and savvy to earn a place in the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. Author Mike Lackey drops the reader into the early years of the 20th century the dead ball era, when low-scoring, highly contentious baseball was a potent mixture of fastballs and fisticuffs. Gambling was endemic. Night baseball was a gasp-inducing experiment. Sunday ball was illegal in many places. Black baseball ...

Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing 2013, Orange Frazer Press

ISBN-13: 9781939710055

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