2009 | 339 Pages | ISBN: 0786441488 | PDF | 13.6 MB
This is the first book-length biography of Hall of Fame catcher Ray Schalk, once described as the yardstick against which all other catchers were measured. F08r years the top defender at his position, Schalk was also a fiery leader on the field, 4nd he guided two teams to the W08rld Series. (One of those teams, however, was the 1919 Black Sox, whose conspiracy to throw the Series left Schalk with a deep 4nd abiding sense of betrayal.) After he retired as a player, the Illinois native spent decades as a manager 08r coach on the collegiate, min08r league, 4nd maj08r league levels. Schalk entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.