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Title Phinally! : the Phillies, the Royals and the 1980 baseball season that almost wasn't / J. Daniel.
Author Daniel, J., 1967- author.
Publication Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Description vii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # 796.35764 D
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- Spring training : dollars, Dallas and dissention -- April : Richard, RBIs and rockin' Robin -- May : fear, fights, and fergie -- June : Richard, Reggie and Reuss -- July : stretch, strikeouts and a stroke -- August : streaks, suspensions and spittle -- September : rookies, Royals and racism -- October : bitterness, bashing and breakthroughs -- The postseason : Goose, Garry and Georges -- Epilogue.
Summary "A lot happened in baseball in 1980. After being stabed with a penknife in Mexico during spring training, the Indians' "Super Joe" Charboneau captured Cleveland's heart--and Rookie of the Year. Nolan Ryan became baseball's first Million Dollar Man Reggir Jackson found himself twice looking down the wrong end of agun, and George Brett posted the highest single batting average since 1941. The Phillies and Expos battled up to the season's final weekend while the Dodgers tilted against the Astros in a one-game playoff for the division title. In the American League, Brett led Kansas City past the mighty Yankees and into the Series, where slugger Mike Schmidt and the Phillies awaited. This book covers it all."-- Back cover.
"A lot happened in baseball in 1980. This book covers it all--the bean balls, bench-clearing brawls, the return of Darth Vader and the launch of CNN"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Baseball -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Philadelphia Phillies (Baseball team)
Kansas City Royals (Baseball team)
Kansas City Royals (Baseball team) (OCoLC)fst00560463
Major League Baseball (Organization) (OCoLC)fst00645197
Philadelphia Phillies (Baseball team) (OCoLC)fst00562415
Baseball. (OCoLC)fst00827904
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
1900-1999
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781476670881 (softcover : alk. paper)
1476670889 (softcover : alk. paper)

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