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Roy Sievers : "The Sweetest Right Handed Swing" in 1950s Baseball
by Paul Scimonelli


Overview - Few players in the history of baseball suffered as many professional setbacks as Roy Sievers (1926-2017). After an award winning rookie season in 1949, he endured a year and a half-long slump, a nearly career-ending injury and a major position change--all from 1950 through 1953. Traded in 1954, he prevailed and became one of the most feared hitters of the decade, the Washington Senators' home run leader and the biggest gate attraction since Walter Johnson. Drawing on original interviews with Sievers and teammates, this first full-length biography covers the life and career of a first baseman who overcame adversity to restore a dispirited franchise.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Few players in the history of baseball suffered as many professional setbacks as Roy Sievers (1926-2017). After an award winning rookie season in 1949, he endured a year and a half-long slump, a nearly career-ending injury and a major position change--all from 1950 through 1953. Traded in 1954, he prevailed and became one of the most feared hitters of the decade, the Washington Senators' home run leader and the biggest gate attraction since Walter Johnson. Drawing on original interviews with Sievers and teammates, this first full-length biography covers the life and career of a first baseman who overcame adversity to restore a dispirited franchise.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781476668697
  • ISBN-10: 1476668698
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Publish Date: November 2017
  • Page Count: 220
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds


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