Mel Ott: The Gentle Giant
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BeschreibungBeyond the statistical record of this truly great baseball player, this book focuses on Mel Ott's personal life, his strong family ties, and the contributions that he made to the game of baseball. This volume is enhanced by intimate contact with the Ott family, particularly his daughters Lyn and Barbara, both of whom contributed to the story.
InhaltsverzeichnisChapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 A Day at the Polo Grounds Chapter 4 The Boy From Louisiana Chapter 5 Mel Ott Meets John McGraw Chapter 6 The Golden Years Chapter 7 Who Says "Nice Guys Finish Last"? Chapter 8 Let's Look at the Record Chapter 9 As Others Saw Him Chapter 10 Heroes and Role Models Chapter 11 Greetings From the Hall of Fame Chapter 12 End of an Era (1883-1957) Chapter 13 The Bottom of the Ninth Chapter 14 Ott Remembered Chapter 15 Bibliography Chapter 16 Index Chapter 17 About the Author
PortraitAlfred M. Martin is a World War II veteran, and a retired public school administrator. He first saw Mel Ott play in 1936.
PressestimmenMartin's book is a must-read for Mel Ott and baseball fans. Hcia Communique If you are a lover of baseball, you will enjoy all the batting statistics. But even if you care not about the game, you will enjoy the story. Gretna Picayune [an] interesting saga of Ott's Life...More than a reference book on an unlikely, stunning career that today's youngsters may be unaware of, Martin's admiration fills The Gentle Giant-and it seems everyone else in the game held Ott in the same high regardddd The Times-Picayune [an] interesting saga of Ott's Life...More than a reference book on an unlikely, stunning career that today's youngsters may be unaware of, Martin's admiration fills "The Gentle Giant"-and it seems everyone else in the game held Ott in the same high regard The Times-Picayune
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SCARECROW PRESS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Seitenanzahl: 167 Seiten