The Lords of the Realm

The Lords of the Realm

John Helyar


during this attention-grabbing, colourful chronicle -- in accordance with enormous quantities of interviews and years of study and digging -- John Helyar brings to brilliant lifestyles the extreme humans and dramatic occasions that formed America's favourite hobby, from the dead-ball days on the flip of the century in the course of the nice strike of 1994. Witness zealous pass judgement on Landis banish 8 avid gamers, together with Shoeless Joe Jackson, after the notorious "Black Sox" scandal; the fancy A's proprietor Charlie Finley wheel and deal his celebrity avid gamers, Vida Blue and Rollie palms, like a deck of playing cards; the hysterical bidding battle of coveted loose agent Catfish Hunter; the chain-smoking romantic, A. Bartlett Giamatti, locking horns with Pete Rose in the course of his playing days of summer season; and lots more and plenty extra . . .

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