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By Jim McConnell

for 3 a long time, Louis Norman “Bobo” Newsom (1907–1962) used to be the most famous pitchers in baseball. often quoted through sportswriters, he seemed in the entire renowned activities guides in addition to on Wheaties bins and bubblegum playing cards, and used to be the undisputed megastar of the 1940 global Series.
regardless of his luck, he was once bought or traded 14 instances in the course of his 20-year occupation. He pitched for 9 of sixteen significant League teams—including 5 stints with the Washington Senators—and made activities headlines approximately each year for containing out, being suspended or traded. In an period whilst gamers seldom replaced groups greater than as soon as and infrequently defied authority, Newsom appeared regularly at odds with the powers that be.
Drawing on interviews with relatives, associates and previous teammates, this primary full-length biography of Newsom takes an enjoyable examine the existence and occupation of 1 of activities’ so much memorable characters. regardless of his nickname and nonstop antics, Bobo used to be even more than a clown, and gave extra to the sport than he ever bought from it.

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