Baseball Waite Hoyt: A Biography of the Yankees' Schoolboy Wonder

Baseball - Waite Hoyt: A Biography of the
ON SALE
3 ratings
LOW STOCK: Only 2 copies left
CYBER WEEK SALE: $24.95 Limited Time Only
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Paperback Book
sku:  BK 9686
on most orders of $25+
Brand New
Holiday Ordering Guidelines: Delivery in the US by December 24th
for Economy Shipping
for Premium Shipping

Book Details

  • 248 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Illustrated in B&W
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Authors:

Author:

Description by OLDIES.com:

Waite Hoyt was much more than a baseball player. A multi-faceted, sometimes troubled man, Hoyt was a vaudevillian, a mortician, a writer, a painter, and (of course) a Hall of Fame pitcher. He was also an alcoholic who overcame his demons and became one of the first players to make the transition to the announcer's booth. His teammates and managers were among the all-time greats, but he'll always be associated with his friend Babe Ruth. He was there when Ruth hit 29 homers for a new record in 1919; when Ruth hit his 60th in 1927; when the Babe hit his 714th, and last, home run; he was even a pallbearer at Ruth's funeral. His career on the mound and as the Cincinnati Reds announcer lasted from 1915 to 1965, and to walk in his footsteps is to journey through the history of baseball in the 20th century.

This biography of Waite Hoyt involves many great moments in baseball history, and includes some of the classic tales that Hoyt, a natural-born storyteller, would tell about his teammates. It follows his transition from a career on the field to his career behind the microphone, and his struggles with alcoholism that almost cost him his dream of working as a broadcaster. Later chapters chronicle his years in the announcer's booth, his induction into Cooperstown, and his longtime championing of Babe Ruth as beyond compare, even as Ruth's most prominent records fell to Maris and Aaron.
McFarland & Company
CYBER WEEK

Customers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 3.3
Based on 3 ratings.
Be the first Customer to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products

Product Groupings:
Product Series:

Product Info

  • ISBN: 0786419601
  • EAN: 9780786419609
  • International Shipping: 2 items

Baseball:

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Extended Holiday Hours: Open Monday-Friday: 8am-11pm, Weekends: 10am-10pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)