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Philadelphia's Top Fifty Baseball Players

Rich Westcott

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Published: 04/2020
Pages: 296
Subject: Sports and Recreation
eBook ISBN: 9781496211262

DESCRIPTION

Philadelphia's Top Fifty Baseball Players takes a look at the greatest players in Philadelphia baseball history from the earliest days in 1830 through the Negro Leagues and into the modern era. Their ranks include batting champions, home run kings, Most Valuable Players, Cy Young Award winners, and Hall of Famers—from Ed Delahanty, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Roy Campanella, Mike Schmidt, and Ryan Howard to Negro League stars Judy Johnson and Biz Mackey and other Philadelphia standouts such as Richie Ashburn, Dick Allen, Chuck Klein, Eddie Collins, and Reggie Jackson. For each player the book highlights memorable incidents and accomplishments and, above all, his place in Philadelphia's rich baseball tradition.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rich Westcott is the author of twenty-two other books, many of which are about Philadelphia sports, including The Phillies Encyclopedia, Philadelphia's Old Ballparks, Tales from the Phillies Dugout, and A Century of Philadelphia Sports. He is a past president of the Philadelphia Sports Writers' Association and is a member of three Halls of Fame. Dallas Green managed the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1980 World Series championship.

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