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Cecil Travis of the Washington Senators: The War-Torn Career of an All-Star Shortstop
  

Cecil Travis of the Washington Senators: The War-Torn Career of an All-Star Shortstop (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Kirkpatrick, Robert J.
Foreword by Kindred, Dave

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A three-time All-Star, Cecil Travis (1913-2006) was well on his way to a Hall of Fame career when he was drafted for World War II in 1941. When he returned to the game in 1945, after three and a half years in the army, Travis was no longer the dominant player he had been. In the ...three seasons that followed - the last of his career - only once did Travis play in more than seventy-five games, and his offensive numbers plummeted. Yet his prewar accomplishments were such that he finished his twelve-year career with a .314 batting average, and baseball maven Bill James put Travis atop his list of players most likely to have lost a Hall of Fame career to the war. This biography documents Travis' life and dynamic career. It recounts his childhood years on his family's Riverdale farm in rural Georgia, his demonstration of talent during high school, the beginning of his professional career with the Minor League Chattanooga Lookouts in 1931, his rise with the Washington Senators, the historic 1941 season in which Travis led all of baseball in hits, his time as a soldier, the decline in his play from 1945 to 1947, and his retirement. In an epilogue Cecil Travis comments on his baseball career, the effects of the war, and his life in Riverdale, where he raised livestock on the farm that was his childhood home.
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ISBN 9780803224759
Publisher University of New South Wales
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780803224759
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher University of New South Wales
Imprint Bison Books
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kirkpatrick, Robert J.
Foreword by Kindred, Dave
Category Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 11mm
Dewey Code 796.357092
Weight 272g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Baseball players - United States, Washington Senators (Baseball team: 1886-1960), Travis, Cecil, Travis, Cecil
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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