Baseball Brain Teasers: Major League Puzzlers by Dom Forker

By Dom Forker

Baseball professional demanding situations you to make the decision on contemporary and vintage weird and wonderful major-league performs that actually occurred. for instance, how could you deal with a ball that bounced off a fielder's head? "Enjoyable and informative for every age. Recommended."-- e-book record . "Belongs in each activities collection."-- college Library magazine .

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As a child he was so stubbornly determined to become a great ballplayer that when he was [17], (11) thrown by a horse and fractured his right arm and collarbone in several places, he taught himself to bat and throw left-handed. One play from the 1912 Series captures the fury with which Speaker attacked a baseball game. In the tenth inning of the ill-starred second game, the Red Sox were trailing by one run when Speaker came to the plate against Christy Mathewson. Speaker smashed a drive over Fred Snodgrass’s head into Fenway’s center field.

0pt P ——— Normal Pa PgEnds: T [22], (16) When both men were in their seventies, Harry Hooper and Fred Snodgrass happened to see each other at a function in Los Angeles. Hooper congratulated Snodgrass on the amazing catch he had made on Harry’s line drive in the last inning of the last game of the 1912 Series. “Well, thank you,” Snodgrass replied. “Nobody ever mentions that catch to me. ” Movies are produced about Shoeless Joe Jackson and Ty Cobb. Novels are written about Christy Mathewson and Honus Wagner.

Mayor Fitzgerald, Nuf Ced McGreevey, and the other Royal Rooters swallowed their pride and embraced the new champions. Honey Fitz even managed to wangle an “apology” out of McAleer that was relayed to the rest of the Rooters. 0pt PgV ——— Normal Page PgEnds: TEX [21], (15) October 1912 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 parade that snaked throughout the city and concluded with a raucous rally at Faneuil Hall. The New York Times described His Honor as being smartly clad in a greatcoat and stovepipe hat.

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