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Dixie Walker: A Life in Baseball
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Dixie Walker: A Life in Baseball (Paperback)

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Over the course of fifty years in the mid-twentieth century, Fred ""Dixie"" Walker lived several baseball lives. Dubbed the successor to Babe Ruth after his impressive major league debut in 1931, Walker went from sure-fire prospect to injury-plagued underachiever, to Brooklyn hero, to persona non grata because of his complicated relationship with Jackie Robinson, and finally to redeemed, well-respected minor league manager and major league batting coach. The only player to have been a teammate of both Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, Walker is remembered too often for the charge that he tried to keep Robinson from joining the Dodgers. This illuminating biography covers Walker's rollercoaster career, revealing him to be a gentle man, a fiery competitor, and one of the most colorful characters of baseball's most memorable era.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historySport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBaseball Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 15/05/2011 ISBN-13: 9780786446339  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lyle Spatz is the author of five books on baseball history and the editor of two baseball record books. He serves as the chairman of the Society for American Baseball Research's Baseball Records Committee, a post he has held since 1991.

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