Mister Shortstop (Blue Sox, book 6)
by Duane Decker
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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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
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.More about Duane Decker...