“Timothy Gay has accomplished something special with this book . . .
David Maraniss author of Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero
“Tristam ‘Spoke’ Speaker sits, statistically, alongside baseball’s greatest sluggers and fielders, but his story and name have been largely forgotten. . . . Gay has insured the righting of history with this biography.”
“Tris Speaker was the prototype for Willie Mays . . . . Timothy Gay has crafted an enjoyable and important book about one of the most dominant yet underrated players in baseball history.”
Richard A. Johnson, coauthor of Red Sox Century and The Dodgers: 120 Years of Dodger Baseball
“Gay has filled a serious gap in baseball history, and his effort compares favorably with Charles Alexander’s acclaimed biographies of John McGraw and Ty Cobb.”
“[A] richly detailed biography”
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The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Baseball Legend
TIMOTHY M. GAY
Hall of Famer Tris Speaker compiled a career bat- ting average of .345-career—5th all-time best— and tallied more doubles than anyone in history. Regarded by his peers as the greatest center- fielder of all time, Speaker’s range was so great that his outfield area was known as the place “where triples went to die.” He still holds the all- time records for assists, double plays, and unas- sisted double plays by an outfielder. Simply stated, Tris Speaker is the long-overdue biogra- phy of one of the best players of all time.
Timothy M. Gay is a writer based in northern Virginia. His essays and articles on the Civil War, politics, baseball, college basketball, and golf have appeared in USA Toda , The Washington Post, and other publications.
The only biography of this legendary Hall
A Finalist for the 2006 Seymour Medal
Includes 16-page b|w photo insert
MARCH 07 1-59921-111-4 978-1-59921-111-4
THE GOLF FANATIC
The Best Things Ever Said about the Game of Birdies, Eagles, and Hole-in-Ones
EDITED BY ROBERT MCCORD
The Golf Fanatic is a rich compendium of golf quotes that reflect the history, tradition, agony, and ecstasy of the game. Included here are words of wisdom from some of the game’s most famous practitioners: Tommy Armour, Chip Beck, Winston Churchill, Raymond Floyd, Ben Hogan, Julie Inkster, Dan Jenkins, Samuel Johnson, Nancy Lopez, Arnold Palmer, John D. Rockefeller, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Will Rogers, Dr. Bob Rotella, Tom Watson, George Will, Tiger Woods, and many more.
Robert McCord is the author of numerous golf books and articles for Golf magazine, Golf Digest, and Golf for Women. He lives in New York City.
Includes more than 400 quotes about golf
Great Father’s Day or Mother’s Day gift
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