Download Big Klu: The Baseball Life of Ted Kluszewski by William A. Cook PDF

By William A. Cook

through the mid–1950s, an not going superstar stood along baseball standouts Mickey Mantle, Henry Aaron and Willie Mays—a slugger with a humorous identify and muscle groups so bulging that he needed to minimize the sleeves off his uniform to swing freely. Ted Kluszewski performed little baseball in his formative years, creating a identify for himself as an alternative as a hard-hitting soccer participant at Indiana college prior to exhibiting power at the diamond and being signed by means of the Cincinnati Reds. among 1953 and 1956, no different participant in significant league baseball hit extra domestic runs than Kluszewski. If now not for a again damage, he may have long gone down in significant league heritage as one its maximum avid gamers. With precise information from either his soccer and baseball careers, this biography chronicles the bizarre odyssey that took Kluszewski to the large leagues and finally made him a ballgame icon within the 1950s.

Show description

Read or Download Big Klu: The Baseball Life of Ted Kluszewski PDF

Best baseball books

Early Black Baseball in Minnesota: The St. Paul Gophers, Minneapolis Keystones and Other Barnstorming Teams of the Deadball Era

Notwithstanding they performed within the years sooner than Rube Foster shaped the 1st Negro League, the St. Paul Gophers and their sour crosstown competitors, the Minneapolis Keystones, had the expertise, bench intensity, and resolution to rival lots of these later, higher recognized groups. (The Gophers, actually, beat Chicago’s celebrated Leland Giants in 1909, laying declare to blackball’s western championship.

The Fenway Project (SABR Digital Library Book 13)

On June 28, 2002, over 700 participants of the Society for American Baseball examine (SABR) descended on Fenway Park for an interleague contest among the place of origin Boston crimson Sox and their nationwide League opponents, the previous Boston—-now Atlanta—-Braves. Sixty-four of those avid lovers, historians, statisticians, and gamers recorded their reports for this publication.

Outsider Baseball: The Weird World of Hardball on the Fringe, 1876–1950

Outsider Baseball is the tale of a forgotten global, the place self sufficient specialist ball golf equipment zig-zagged throughout the US, plying their alternate in vast towns and small villages alike.  incorporated one of the former and destiny significant leaguers have been mercenaries, scalawags, and outcasts. this is often the place Babe Ruth, Rube Waddell, and John McGraw crossed bats with the Cuban Stars, Tokyo Giants, Brooklyn Bushwicks, dozens of well-known Negro league groups, and novelty acts resembling the home of David and Bloomer women.

100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know)

So much Brewers lovers have loved a lager and a brat at Miller Park, proudly sported a hat with the enduring ball-in-glove brand, and listened to Bob Uecker name a video game. Names like Pete Yuckovich, Gorman Thomas, and Rollie arms are only as known as Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, and Ryan Braun. yet even the main die-hard enthusiasts have no idea every little thing approximately their cherished Brewers.

Additional resources for Big Klu: The Baseball Life of Ted Kluszewski

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.60 of 5 – based on 47 votes