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Ninety Feet From Fame: Close Calls with Baseball Immortality
Mike Robbins (au). Fascinating stories of a host of near-legends buried by circumstance, bad luck, & bad timing. Robbins tells the stories of players who came up just short of baseball immortality. Thereís Hal Smith, whose dramatic World Series home run almost made him a legend, & Max Flack, the hero of a -- now-forgotten -- pennant race. Thereís Harlond Clift, a 3rd baseman for the ages -- overlooked because he played on a terrible team -- & Jose Cruz, Sr., a fantastic hitter -- overlooked because he played in a terrible hitterís park. These men -- & dozens more -- came excruciatingly close to earning a permanent place in baseball lore. Yet today, many of their tales are unknown to even die-hard fans. Here are their heartbreaking stories.
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Itís Never Too Late to Get Rich: Secrets of Building a Nest Egg at Any Age
Language Imperative: How Learning Languages Can Enrich Your Life & Expand Your Mind
Peopleís Charter?: Forty Years of the National Parks & Access to the Countryside Act 1949
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