The Gashouse Gang

The Gashouse Gang : How Dizzy Dean, Leo Durocher, Branch Rickey, Pepper Martin and Their Colorful, Come-from-behind Ball Club Won the World Series and America's Heart During the Great Depression

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This is the rollicking story of one of the best - and most colourful - baseball teams of all time, who lifted America's spirits and won the World Series during the darkest days of the Great Depression. "The Gashouse Gang" is a history of one of America's most famous baseball teams, the St Louis Cardinals. Author John Heidenry gives a vivid and action-packed account of the team's unlikely victories against the highly favoured New York Giants and Detroit Giants, to clinch the 1934 World Series. Filled with larger-than-life characters, the book is set against the background of the backdrop of the Depression, an era when fans somehow scraped together enough money to buy a ticket for the game - the one place they could find something to cheer for.show more

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  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 33mm | 544.32g
  • INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8 pages b&w photographs
  • 1586484192
  • 9781586484194

About John Heidenry

John Heidenry was born and brought up in St Louis, and is the founding editor of St Louis Magazine and St Louis Literary Supplement. He is the author of several books.show more

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