Download PDF by Clifton Blue Parker: Fouled Away: The Baseball Tragedy of Hack Wilson

By Clifton Blue Parker

ISBN-10: 0786408642

ISBN-13: 9780786408641

100 and ninety-one. point out the quantity anyplace close to a ballpark and earlier than you could ask who or what, enthusiasts will potentially form their lips with a unmarried note: Wilson. They’ll let you know Hack Wilson, a burly, bull-necked outfielder who roamed Wrigley box within the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, used to be the fellow who drove in 191 runs in 1930—more than so much gamers had hits. some of them will understand that during 1929, Wilson racked up 159 RBI and hit 39 domestic runs. nonetheless fewer may be able to inform you that for the 4 seasons 1927–1930, the slugger hit no fewer than 30 domestic runs a season and drove domestic no fewer than a hundred and twenty. yet you're not going to discover greater than a handful of fanatics who know the way the Cub great's occupation got here to an finish. Or while. Or why.
The inheritor obvious to Ruth’s name of world-beater, Wilson was once a celebrity via his past due 20s and a list setter by means of 30. yet he was once additionally an alcoholic who used to be as practiced at swinging his fists as he was once his bat. via his early 30s his days as a full-time participant have been in the back of him, and through forty eight he used to be lifeless; his son refused to say the physique. This biography examines the turbulent existence and occupation of 1 of the main dominant short-stint powerhitters ever to tug on a uniform. From Wilson’s early profession as a steelworker, via his time because the liked ballplayer and icon for the town of massive Shoulders to his days as a down-on-his-luck baseball washout and itinerant laborer, an unflinching examine this corridor of Famer is provided.

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