Mister Shortstop (Blue Sox, book 6)
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Mister Shortstop (Blue Sox, book 6)

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Andy Pearson had come up through the Blue Sox chain, but when he was ready for the big league, the Blue Sox had no place for him; their regular shortstop was at his dazzling best. Andy was too valuable to ride the bench and too good to be handed over to a serious competitor. So he was sold to a seventh-place club and, as he failed to shine in that depressing atmosphere, sh...more
Published January 1954 by William Morrow & Co.
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Steven Peterson
A classic baseball story. The hardworking, unsensational but gritty in the clutch player (a shortstop) against a flashy player who shows all the tools—but falls short when the pressure is on. That is the tale told by Duane Decker here. Andy Pearson is a utility player for another major league team, but ends up on nthe Blue Sox (normally a challenger for a good league finish). He gets a chance, performs well, but is plunked back on the bench the next year when Slick Hammill—the flashy showboat pl...more
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Duane Decker wrote a beloved series about an imaginary major league baseball team called the Blue Sox from 1947 to his death in 1964. During World War II, he served as a combat correspondent on the Leatherneck, the official Marine Corps publication. An enthusiastic baseball fan, his books have been enjoyed by thousands. He was a graduate of Colgate University.
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