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The life of "Gettysburg Eddie" Plank, Hall-of-Fame baseball pitcher recounted
Adams County native was one of the stars of Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics
Eddie Plank was the mainstay of Connie Mack's early success from 1901 through 1914. Plank's unorthodox delivery and pinpoint control brought him consistent results. While others out-pitched him during individual seasons, "Steady-Eddie"
Gettysburg Eddie chronicles the life of this clean-living baseball superstar who worked hard, saved his money, and was always the perfect gentleman. Upon hearing of Eddie's premature death in 1926, Mack remarked, "I feel like a father must feel who has lost a son."
"P is for Plank
The arm of the A's;
When he tangled with Matty
Games lasted for days."
– "Lineup for Yesterday" by Ogden Nash
About the author:
Lawrence Knorr has authored or co-authored over 20 books, mostly on history or biography. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Sons of the American Revolution, and numerous other historical organizations. He enjoys most writing about the formerly famous and his beloved Pennsylvania Dutch culture. He is a lifetime Penn State alum.
By Lawrence Knorr
Trade Paperback - 6 x 9 x 1
424 Pages indexed
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
HISTORY / US History / Mid-Atlantic
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