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The End of Baseball - by Peter Schilling (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 340

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher

Author: Peter Schilling

Language: English

Street Date: March 16, 2010
TCIN: 78567163
UPC: 9781566638487
Item Number (DPCI): 247-34-8020

Description

To paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, some baseball novels see things as they are and ask why; Pete Schilling Jr.'s brilliantly conceived The End of Baseball sees things that weren't and imagines what could have been. Starting from an unconfirmed baseball legend--that maverick baseball owner Bill Veeck once tried to buy the Philadelphia A's and roster them with Negro League stars--Schilling re-imagines post-1944 America in the wake of an event infinitely more convulsive than Jackie Robinson's signing by the Brooklyn Dodgers. Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis and J. Edgar Hoover (who think Veeck is a Communist) are not happy, and the city of Philadelphia and, eventually, all of America are changed forever by the entry of Negro League stars Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige and Cuban great Martin Dihigo into the national spotlight. The best baseball novel so far this century.--Allen Barra "Baltimore Sun "
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