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Title The Year of the Pitcher : Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball's Golden Age / Sridhar Pappu.
Author Pappu, Sridhar, author.
Publication Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: Hope -- Silent Film -- Lost Fathers -- Rising -- Testimony of Pilots -- The Break -- Into the City of Ashes -- A Black Man Wins in Boston -- Winter of Recriminations -- The Silent Spring -- 8:45 -- Out There -- Unclenched Fists -- President of the World -- A Lousy Pitcher -- Talk to Me -- Old Men -- Trouble -- Seventeen -- Mudders -- Anthems -- Slipping -- After the Fall -- Epilogue.
Summary "The Year of the Pitcher is the story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, with the Detroit Tigers coming back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in Game Seven of the World Series. In 1968, two remarkable pitchers would dominate the game as well as the broadsheets. One was black, the other white. Bob Gibson, together with the St. Louis Cardinals, embodied an entire generation's hope for integration at a heated moment in American history. Denny McLain, his adversary, was a crass self-promoter who eschewed the team charter and his Detroit Tigers teammates to zip cross-country in his own plane. For one season, the nation watched as these two men and their teams swept their respective league championships to meet at the World Series. Gibson set a major league record that year with a 1.12 ERA. McLain won more than 30 games in 1968, a feat not achieved since 1934 and untouched since. Together, the two have come to stand as iconic symbols, giving the fans "The Year of the Pitcher" and changing the game. Evoking a nostalgic season and its incredible characters, this is the story of one of the great rivalries in sports and an indelible portrait of the national pastime during a turbulent year--and the two men who electrified fans from all walks of life"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Gibson, Bob, 1935-2020.
McLain, Denny.
World Series (Baseball) (1968)
Pitchers (Baseball) -- United States -- Biography.
Baseball -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Pappu, Sridhar, author. Year of the Pitcher Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017] 9780547719276 (DLC) 2017044909
ISBN 9781328768131 ()

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