Get 1961*: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase PDF

By Phil Pepe

ISBN-10: 1600783902

ISBN-13: 9781600783906

Before Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, and Sammy Sosa, there has been Roger Maris, the reluctant domestic run king who electrified the baseball international with essentially the most unforgettable seasons the game has ever recognized. Born in Hibbing, Minnesota, and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, Maris used to be a small-town boy who unwillingly turned a brand new York Yankee whilst he was once traded via the Kansas urban Athletics. presently, he was once thrust into the glare of the big-city lighting fixtures and located himself pursuing probably the most prestigious and so much celebrated of all baseball files: Babe Ruth's single-season domestic run mark of 60, set in 1927. Thirty-four years later, Maris joylessly was once drawn into the chase and located himself the attention in a typhoon of controversy. He grew to become the guts of awareness he by no means sought and the recipient of a star he didn't wish. As a tender sportswriter, Phil Pepe joined the fray on August 2 whilst he took over because the Yankees beat author for the recent York World-Telegram & solar, and he lined Maris' race for the list to the very finish. right here, in 1961*, is his firsthand account of that historical domestic run problem and the guy that conquered it.

Show description

Read Online or Download 1961*: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase PDF

Similar baseball books

's Desperado Who Stole Baseball PDF

The fascinating prequel to the bestselling The Boy Who kept Baseball. The destiny of a Wild West gold-mining city rests within the palms of 2 participants. One is a twelve-yearold boy with a love and intuition for baseball unrivaled through any grown-up. the opposite is the rustic? s so much notorious outlaw, at the run and searching out peace of brain.

Download e-book for kindle: Water, Water Everywhere (Sluggers Book 4) by Loren Long,Phil Bildner

In over their heads? THE 12 months IS 1899, and the Travelin' 9 are barnstorming their approach around the solid ol' U. S. of A. , attempting to increase cash to repay the Payne family's big-league debt. Griffith has a run-in with the Chancellor and learns that the baseball is not the basically merchandise the notorious industrialist is after.

Dan Greenburg's Zack Files 24: My Grandma, Major League Slugger (The Zack PDF

I went to go to my Grandma Leah in Chicago, and we went to a White Sox video game. Doesn’t sound like this type of sizeable deal, correct? good, here’s the thing—Grandma performed within the game!

New PDF release: Say It Ain't So (Lenny & the Mikes)

Lenny, Mike, and different Mike are again at school for the honor that's 7th grade, and this yr, Mike is decided to make catcher at the middle-school staff. whilst Mike's exertions can pay off and he wins the coveted postition, Lenny is a bit jealous, yet he will accept being the team's unofficial announcer.

Extra resources for 1961*: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase

Example text

Download PDF sample

1961*: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase by Phil Pepe


by Steven
4.2

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 33 votes