Hack: The Meteroric Life of One of Baseballs First Superstars, Hack Wilson Bob Boone

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Published: 1978


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Hack: The Meteroric Life of One of Baseballs First Superstars, Hack Wilson  by  Bob Boone

Hack: The Meteroric Life of One of Baseballs First Superstars, Hack Wilson by Bob Boone
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On April 26, 1900, Hack Wilson was born in the western Pennsylvania steel town of Ellwood City. From these inconspicuous beginnings he rose to share headlines with Babe Ruth and Rogers Hornsby. At the height of his baseball career he produced twoMoreOn April 26, 1900, Hack Wilson was born in the western Pennsylvania steel town of Ellwood City. From these inconspicuous beginnings he rose to share headlines with Babe Ruth and Rogers Hornsby. At the height of his baseball career he produced two batting records that have never been surpassed. At the same time his style of play and personality made him one of the most colorful figures in Chicago in the 1920s.On November 23, 1948 Wilson died alone in Baltimore, a victim of declining skills, self-destructive appetites, and forgetful friends.

He was designed to be a baseball star in the 1920s, nothing else.This meteoric path of an athlete starting at the bottom, soaring to the top and plunging to the bottom is a path that has been traced by others. But few have burned as briefly or as brightly as Hack Wilson.



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