Smoky Joe Wood : the Biography of a Baseball Legend.

Though his pitching career lasted only a few seasons, Howard Ellsworth "Smoky Joe" Wood was one of the most dominating figures in baseball history-a man many consider the best baseball player who is not in the Hall of Fame. About his fastball, Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson once said:...

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Main Author: Wood, Gerald C.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, 2013.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:Though his pitching career lasted only a few seasons, Howard Ellsworth "Smoky Joe" Wood was one of the most dominating figures in baseball history-a man many consider the best baseball player who is not in the Hall of Fame. About his fastball, Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson once said: "Listen, mister, no man alive can throw harder than Smoky Joe Wood." Smoky Joe Wood chronicles the singular life befitting such a baseball legend. Wood got his start impersonating a female on the National Bloomer Girls team. A natural athlete, he pitched for the Boston Red Sox at eigh.
Physical Description:1 online resource (435 pages)
ISBN:9780803246041
0803246048