The Pitch That Killed
Sowell, Mike

Macmillan, 1989. First edition First edition of one of the most sought after baseball books of the late 20th century, and THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. The story of the only fatality ever suffered on the major league baseball diamond which occurred in 1920 when Ray Chapman, star shortstop of the Cleveland Indians, was struck in the head by a pitch from the Yankees submarine hurler Carl Mays. A riveting story, told in the context of the 1920 pennant race, won by the Indians near the end of the season when eight members of the front-running Chicago White Sox were suspended for their part in fixing the 1919 World Series. This is a fine, fresh copy in equally fine dust jacket. Virtually unimprovable. Fine Hardcover (Item ID: D392)


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