9780786424122-0786424125-Wicked Curve: The Life and Troubled Times of Grover Cleveland Alexander

Wicked Curve: The Life and Troubled Times of Grover Cleveland Alexander

ISBN-13: 9780786424122
ISBN-10: 0786424125
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Skipper, John C
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Format: Paperback 244 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780786424122
ISBN-10: 0786424125
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Skipper, John C
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Format: Paperback 244 pages

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Acknowledged authors Skipper, John C wrote Wicked Curve: The Life and Troubled Times of Grover Cleveland Alexander comprising 244 pages back in 2006. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0786424125 and 9780786424122. Since then Wicked Curve: The Life and Troubled Times of Grover Cleveland Alexander textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.45 or rent at the marketplace.

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When in 1911 Phillies pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander set the National League record for wins by a rookie (28), it was a sign of things to come. Alexander went on to win 373 games over his 20-year career, the third highest total in major league history, and he would lead the league in ERA four times, shutouts seven times, complete games six times, and wins six times. But he also became a deeply troubled man. After the Shell-Shocked pitcher returned from World War I, he would battle alcoholism, epilepsy, and personal demons that damaged his reputation and proved disastrous for his life outside of baseball. This biography sheds new light on the pitcher and the man, focusing on Alexander's personal life, especially his complex relationship with his wife, Aimee, as well as their marriages and divorces. His Hall of Fame career, wartime service, and long decline are also documented.

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