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By John A. Wood

Most baseball enthusiasts be aware of of the superb accomplishments corridor of reputation participants completed at the box, from Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hit streak to Cy Young’s 511 occupation wins. yet few are as accustomed to the ballplayers’ lives clear of the diamond—especially these icons who performed earlier than the web and 24/7 media assurance. past their baseball statistics, what sort of members have been they? How did they behavior themselves out of the highlight? What made them tick?

In Beyond the Ballpark: The Honorable, Immoral, and kooky Lives of Baseball Legends, John A. Wood looks on the own lives of 50 participants of the corridor of status, studying their childhoods, households, affects, life-changing occasions, defining moments, and extra. The gamers diversity from the magnificent men to weird and wonderful characters or even the downright immoral. the writer considers how tragedies can have impacted gamers, resembling the taking pictures of Ty Cobb’s cherished father by means of his personal mom, and seeks to give an explanation for the inclinations of others, similar to why the nice Rogers Hornsby couldn’t appear to get besides anyone.

By taking a more in-depth examine who the avid gamers have been as males, Beyond the Ballpark captures the essence of those fifty corridor of Famers. together with such names as Cy younger, Walter Johnson, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth, this ebook is for all fanatics who're drawn to greater than only a ballplayer’s statistics.

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