"Swish" Nicholson: a biography of wartime baseball's leading slugger
"This balanced, carefully researched biography covers Nicholson's life early and late, thoroughly describes his legendary feats of slugging, and gauges his accomplishments in light of the era in which played"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-253) and index. On Fancy Farm -- Three sport man -- Return from Annapolis -- Mr. Mack and the A's -- Life in the bushes -- Back to the big leagues -- Catalina to Chicago -- The last prewar season -- Baseball, as usual -- Coming into his own -- "Swish" and his fans -- The supreme compliment -- The year of the billy goat curse -- Benched -- The Cubs in decline -- Farewell to the Windy City -- The City of Brotherly Love -- The Whiz Kids -- The Giants win the pennant -- Shakeup on the Phillies -- Is there life after baseball? -- Epilogue.
- LCC: GV865
- Dewey Decimal: 796.357092
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: x, 262 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Edition Info: (softcover : alk. paper)
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