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The biography of Ralph "Blackie" Schwamb, the greatest prison baseball player of all time. The hottest pitching prospect to hit the major leagues in the late 1940s, and a gangster working for Mickey Cohen in Los Angeles in the off-season. Schwamb committed a murder in 1949, was sentenced to life in prison and became a phenomenon pitching in San Quentin and Folsom prisons.

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Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2005)
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Aug 23, 2011 Ashley Ream rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When reading nonfiction, it's not too often that I stop to marvel at the beautiful writing. This is really beautifully written.
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I love baseball, crime stories, and biographies. Here you get all three, skilfully presented.
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All baseball fans must read this!
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Eric Stone's most recent book is SHANGHAIED , the fourth book in his Ray Sharp series of detective thrillers set in Asia and based on true stories. The previous books in the series are FLIGHT OF THE HORNBILL, GRAVE IMPORTS and THE LIVING ROOM OF THE DEAD. He is also the author of Wrong Side of the Wall - a true crime / sports biography.
Eric worked for many years as a journalist in the U.S. and
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