Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant

Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant

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The defeat in the opening game of the final series of the season between the Panthers and Bears had been a hard blow to the championship hopes of the Bears, and its effect was evident in the demeanor of the players and those associated with them. It was the second week in September. Since early in May the Blues, the Panthers and the Bears, conceded to be the three strongest teams in the league, had struggled day by day almost upon even terms, first one team leading by a narrow margin, then another, until the interest of the country was centered upon the battle for supremacy. Then, with the Blues holding the lead by the narrowest of margins, Maloney, their premier pitcher, strained his arm, and the Blues, in despair, battled the harder only to overtax the strength of the remaining pitchers, so that the team dropped rapidly into third place, still hoping against hope to get their crippled pitching staff back into condition for the finish.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 145g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508605688
  • 9781508605683