Baseballs Bonus Babies: Conversations with 24 High-Priced Ballplayers Signed from 1953 to 1957 Brent Kelley

ISBN: 9780786425198

Published: March 1st 2006

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205 pages


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Baseballs Bonus Babies: Conversations with 24 High-Priced Ballplayers Signed from 1953 to 1957  by  Brent Kelley

Baseballs Bonus Babies: Conversations with 24 High-Priced Ballplayers Signed from 1953 to 1957 by Brent Kelley
March 1st 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 205 pages | ISBN: 9780786425198 | 10.42 Mb

Containing twenty-four interviews, this volume focuses on players signed under the strict bonus rule of 1953?1957, which required that players signed to a bonus of $4,000 or more remain on the big league roster for two full seasons before being sentMoreContaining twenty-four interviews, this volume focuses on players signed under the strict bonus rule of 1953?1957, which required that players signed to a bonus of $4,000 or more remain on the big league roster for two full seasons before being sent to the minor leagues.

Organized chronologically, these interviews explore the lives and careers of the bonus babies with emphasis on their early big-league experience and its effect on their careers. Players interviewed in this volume include Harmon Killebrew, Reno Bertoia, Tommy Qualters, Jim Pyburn, John DeMerit, Von McDaniel, Don Pavletich, Mel Roach, Steve Boros, Dick Schofield, Jim Derrington, Mike McCormick, Jim Pagliaroni, Paul Giel, Buddy Pritchard, Jerry Walker, Jim Brady, Wayne Causey, Lindy McDaniel, Jim Small, Don Kaiser, Tommy Carroll, Jerry Kindall and Frank Zupo.

An appendix provides a complete chronological listing of players signed under the bonus rule of 1953?1957. The work is also indexed.



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