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Title The pitch that killed / Mike Sowell.
Author Sowell, Mike, author.
Publication New York : Macmillan, [1989]
Copyright date ©1989
Description 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call # 796.357 S
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 311-317.
Contents Carl Mays -- Ray Chapman -- The pennant race -- The beaning -- The boycott -- Joe Sewell -- The aftermath.
Summary Since 1871, there have been roughly thirty million pitches thrown to batters. Only one of them killed a man. Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians, a popular player, was struck in the head and killed in August 1920 by a [submarine style] pitch thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees. Was it, as most baseball observers thought at the time, a tragic but unavoidable accident? Sowell investigates the incident, the players involved, and the events that led to one of baseball's darkest moments. -- Based on back cover of Lyons Press edition.
Subject Mays, Carl, 1891-1971.
Chapman, Ray, -1920.
Cleveland Indians (Baseball team)
Baseball injuries -- History.
Pitchers (Baseball) -- Biography.
Baseball players -- Death -- Biography.
Chapman, Ray, -1920. (OCoLC)fst01812133
Mays, Carl, 1891-1971. (OCoLC)fst01799035
Cleveland Indians (Baseball team) (OCoLC)fst00571093
Baseball -- United States -- History.
Baseball. (OCoLC)fst00827904
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0026124106

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