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“The Big Fella is an essential addition to the Babe Ruth canon.

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“this book should become a fixture in the library of any baseball player or coach.”

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Baseball historians generally agree on the mainstays of the baseball morality tale. They know that Abner Doubleday had nothing to do with the invention of the game.

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Picture a league full of pro players, several from the United States and the rest from Canada, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and the Ukraine—all playing on a base

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I only recently learned that my father played second base when he was in Little League; I was, justifiably, cordoned off in left field.

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“Better bring your own redemption when you come/
To the barricades of Heaven where I’m from . . .”
—Jackson Browne

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This historically accurate book, a real gift to children, explains the effective and admirable life of Effa Manley, the first important female baseball clubowner.