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Amazing Phillies Feats: The Greatest Player Performances in Philadelphia Phillies History

Amazing Phillies Feats: The Greatest Player Performances in Philadelphia Phillies History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Westcott, Rich

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The Philadelphia Phillies enjoy one of baseball's longest and richest team histories, now in their 138th year of existence. And while championships have been few, there has been no shortage of great players and great achievements for the Phils from their late 19th century slugger...s, to the Cinderella 1950 Whiz Kids, to the superstars of the 1960s and 1970s, to the heroes of their two World Series titles. Legendary Philadelphia sportswriter, Rich Westcott, is uniquely qualified to write Amazing Phillies Feats. Westcott draws from his encyclopedic knowledge of the team to select 33 of the most thrilling, unforgettable, and amazing accomplishments in team history. Each chapter is filled with background on the featured player, funny and insightful quotations many taken from the author's own interviews and stats that go beyond what can be found in mainstream references. Read about - Billy Hamilton, the Rickey Henderson of the 1890s, who set the now 126-year-old single-season record for runs scored - Eddie Waitkus, who was shot in a hotel room by a crazed fan the inspiration for Bernard Malamud's The Natural - Richie Ashburn's throw home in 1950 to cut off a Brooklyn run that would have given them the pennant - Jimmy Rollins' team-record 38-game hitting streak - Chase Utley becoming the second player ever to blast 5 home runs in a World Series - Roy Halladay's 2 no-hit games in one season Westcott uses his storytelling gift to weave together informative, entertaining, and affection-filled jaunts through the greatest highlights from Phillies history that Phanatics will love and other fans will appreciate and learn from.
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ISBN 9781938545405
Publisher Summer Game Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days

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ISBN-13 9781938545405
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days
Publisher Summer Game Books
Imprint Summer Game Books
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Westcott, Rich
Category Baseball
Number of Pages 218
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 327g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Ball Games: Field & Outdoor
ONIX Text General/trade