Swish  Nicholson
Score: 5
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Swish Nicholson


  • Author : Robert A. Greenberg
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-07-15
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780786483600


Swish Nicholson Book Description :

This is the first biography of Bill “Swish” Nicholson, a Cubs favorite and baseball’s top slugger during the World War II era. Only days out of college in 1936, Nicholson went straight to the majors, putting in a brief appearance for Connie Mack’s Philadelphia A’s before he was optioned to the minors. His contract eventually purchased by the Cubs, Nicholson spent 10 years on the North Side of Chicago, where he would claim National League home run and RBI titles twice, earn spots on five National League All-Star teams, and play a pivotal role on the pennant-winning club of 1945. After Nicholson was traded to the Phillies, amid the dissenting cries of Cubs fans, he helped the 1950 Whiz Kids to the National League title with two dramatic pinch...

Jack s Life  A Biography of Jack Nicholson  Updated and Expanded

Jack s Life A Biography of Jack Nicholson Updated and Expanded


  • Author : Patrick McGilligan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-11-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780393350975


Jack s Life A Biography of Jack Nicholson Updated and Expanded Book Description :

“Jack’s Life feels true. . . . Fascinating.”—Entertainment Weekly Jack Nicholson has lived large on and off the screen. Patrick McGilligan, one of America’s outstanding film biographers, has plumbed research and interviews to expand his definitive biography since its publication twenty years ago. Jack’s Life captures the essence of this most private and public of stars with a vivid depiction of Nicholson’s tangled Dickensian upbringing, his hungry years as actor and writer, his nearaccidental breakthrough in Easy Rider, and his prolificacy and artistry ever since, with roles in Chinatown, Five Easy Pieces, The Shining, A Few Good Men, As Good As It Gets, and The Departed, to name a beloved handful of his sixty-plus films. McGilligan cap...

Nice Guys Finish Last
Score: 4
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Nice Guys Finish Last


  • Author : Leo Durocher
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-15
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
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  • ISBN 10 : 0226173895


Nice Guys Finish Last Book Description :

“I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?” The history of baseball is rife with colorful characters. But for sheer cantankerousness, fighting moxie, and will to win, very few have come close to Leo “the Lip” Durocher. Following a five-decade career as a player and manager for baseball’s most storied franchises, Durocher teamed up with veteran sportswriter Ed Linn to tell the story of his life in the game. The resulting book, Nice Guys Finish Last, is baseball at its best, brimming with personality and full of all the fights and feuds, triumphs and tricks that made Durocher such a success—and an outsized celebrity. Durocher began his career inauspiciously, riding the bench for the powerhouse 1928...

Few and Chosen Cubs

Few and Chosen Cubs


  • Author : Ron Santo
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Release Date : 2005-04-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781617490514


Few and Chosen Cubs Book Description :

What would the ultimate Cubs lineup look like? Fans don't have to wonder any longer, Ron Santo, one of the greatest Cubs to ever play inside the Friendly Confines spells it out for fans everywhere. Santo lists the top five players at every position in the history of the franchise, with explanation for each decision along with statistics for every player and dozens of photos throughout....

Turning the Corner on Life

Turning the Corner on Life


  • Author : Arnold Silveri
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-04-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781469183572


Turning the Corner on Life Book Description :

Turning the Corner on Life is a book covering more than seventy years of my life. Like any other autobiography, its about family, friends, and the personal experiences we shared. It does not include every single thing that ever happened to me in my life. There are, however, numerous nostalgic references to music, movies, radio, television, sports, social /cultural political names, places, and events intermingled within the chronology of my life. Beginning with the happy carefree days I spent playing ball in the street and going to the movies. The times we went to Coney Island and Ebbets Field. The happy and not-so-happy days I spent as a teenager in junior high and hanging out on the corner. The love, loyalty, and compassion my wife, Connie, always d...

The Baseball Bibliography

The Baseball Bibliography


  • Author : Myron J. Smith
  • Publisher : McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Reference
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  • ISBN 10 : 0786426365


The Baseball Bibliography Book Description :

Baseball, more than any other sport, inspires widespread research and publication. The literature of baseball is vast and continues to grow at a fantastic pace. This second edition of Myron Smiths acclaimed Baseball Bibliography contains some 57,000 entries, bringing the 1986 book up to date with the tremendous body of baseball literature published in the last 20 years. The resulting two-volume set is the largest and most comprehensive non-electronic, non-database, print bibliography on any major American sport. Citations include books and monographs; scholarly papers; government documents; doctoral dissertations; masters theses; poetry and fiction; novels; pro team yearbooks; college and professional All-Star Game and World Series programs; commerci...

The Empire Strikes Out

The Empire Strikes Out


  • Author : Robert Elias
  • Publisher : New Press, The
  • Release Date : 2010-01-19
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781595585288


The Empire Strikes Out Book Description :

Is the face of American baseball throughout the world that of goodwill ambassador or ugly American? Has baseball crafted its own image or instead been at the mercy of broader forces shaping our society and the globe? The Empire Strikes Out gives us the sweeping story of how baseball and America are intertwined in the export of “the American way.” From the Civil War to George W. Bush and the Iraq War, we see baseball’s role in developing the American empire, first at home and then beyond our shores. And from Albert Spalding and baseball’s first World Tour to Bud Selig and the World Baseball Classic, we witness the globalization of America’s national pastime and baseball’s role in spreading the American dream. Besides describing baseball’...

The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant
Score: 5
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The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant


  • Author : Robin Roberts
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
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  • ISBN 10 : 156639466X


The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant Book Description :

The 1950 Phillies unexpectedly captured the hearts and imaginations of Philadelphians. This work features this inspiring era in Phillies history, with the personal reflections of Robin Roberts, a Hall of Famer and arguably the best right-handed pitcher in Phillies history....

Movin on Up

Movin on Up


  • Author : Robert Gordon
  • Publisher : B B& A Publishers
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
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  • ISBN 10 : 0975441930


Movin on Up Book Description :

Movin' On Up takes a fun ride through the then-and-now of a great city and its ball club. The city and its team have cooked up a partnership as strong and as strange as scrapple and toast over the past 121 years. Since 1883, the Phillies have been on the move-at times slowly, many times glacially, and sometimes quickly. Movin' On Up layers the present on the past by revisiting the places the Fightin' Phils once called their new home. But Movin' On Up is really about people, past, and present-not only players, but others who help and helped Philly move on up to the fabulous sports town we know today. The journey rolls along humorous and poignant episodes, old and new, that have splashed Philly and its fan with the signature color that both fascinates ...