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The Last Real Season: A Hilarious Look Back at 1975 (HB)

The Last Real Season: A Hilarious Look Back at 1975 (HB)

Ref No: 9780446401548

Details: Author: Mike Shropshire

Type: Books


Price: £18.99

SEASONS IN HELL by Mike Shropshire, which was a hilarious first-person account of Mike's travails serving as a daily beat writer covering the hapless 1972 Texas Rangers, is very much a classic among baseball books and now, in The Last Real Season, he captures the essence of a different time and different place in baseball, when the average salary for major leaguers was only $27,600...when the ballplayers' drug of choice was alcohol, not steroids...when major leaguers sported tight doubleknit uniforms over their long-hair and Afros...and on July 28th 1975, the day that famed Detroit resident Jimmy Hoffa went missing, the Detroit Tigers started a losing streak of 19 games in a row.

On the day that the Tigers blew a 4-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, Shropshire recalls: 'I drank three bottles of Stroh's beer in less than a minute and wrote that 'Jimmy Hoffa will show up in the left field stands with Amelia Earhart as his date before the Tigers will win another game'.' And so it goes.


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