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Ee-Yah: The Life and Times of Hughie Jennings, Baseball Hall of Famer


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Mai 2005

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Baseball player and manager Hugh Ambrose Jennings was the kind of colorful personality who inspired nicknames. Sportswriters called him ?Ee-yah? for his famous coaching box cry and ?Hustling Hughey? for his style of play. But to the nearly 100 other men from northeast Pennsylvania who followed Jennings from the coal mines to the major leagues, he was known as ?Big Daddy, ? not for his physical stature but for his iconic status to men desperate to escape the mines. The son of an immigrant coal miner from Pittston, Pennsylvania, Jennings himself became a miner at the ripe old age of 11 or 12. He eventually became a mule driver, earning $1.10 per day and dreaming of getting $5 per day for playing baseball on Saturday afternoons. From the rough-and-tumble world of semi-pro baseball to the major leagues, Jennings was driven to succeed and fearless in his pursuit of his dream. He joined the Baltimore Orioles in 1894 and went on to become manager of the Detroit Tigers during Ty Cobb's heyday.
EAN: 9780786422029
ISBN: 0786422025
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MCFARLAND & CO INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2005
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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