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Bob Feller's Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom Hardcover – February 9, 2001

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (February 9, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809298430
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809298433
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Find advice, history, answers galore in Bob Feller's Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom, written with Burton Rocks (A King's Legacy: The Clyde King Story). Born in Iowa just after WWI, signed to the Cleveland Indians at age 16 and inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, Feller now presents the accumulated lessons and memories from a life of hard work, great success and sincere enjoyment. With much attention devoted to other leading lights of the sport, this loving chronicle will please baseball fans of all ages.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Many libraries may already have Feller's autobiography, Now Pitching, Bob Feller (1990), but this book would still be a worthy addition. "Rapid Robert" has always had plenty of sharp-witted opinions. This volume is divided into short, easily digestible sections, and Feller writes tellingly of the stars of his generation. He really shines when talking about his father and how the old man, eager to showcase his son's baseball talent, built a "field of dreams" on their Iowa farm when Feller was still a teen. Recommended.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 17, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This page-turning book acts as a great guide on how to throw curve balls, change-ups, knuckle balls, and even sinker balls. The wonderful, 1930's pitcher, Bob Feller also teaches you on how to just have fun and a good attitude. He's always talking on how he got from a hard farm-working boy that grew up in Van Meter, Iowa to an All-Star pitcher. The book starts off fast and easy enough to catch on. It's very exciting to read about his adventures on becoming a pro baseball player and all his amazing accomplishments as an All-Star pro. Overall I would suggest this book to kids and teens that are interested in baseball and it's pastime!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ron Kaplan on April 17, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Bob Feller, one of the premier pitchers in the history of baseball, has never been one to sugarcoat his opinions. He is old-school: the good old days were the best. Today's players (and young people in general) don't appreciate how good they have it, or the sacrifices made by previous generations.
Such is the essence of his "Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom," in which he opines on the trouble with today's kids (too much TV, not enough physical exertion, among other complaints). The wisdom does not come in the form of advice, but rather what he has learned as a baseball legend.
Feller also writes about several of his contemporaries. To read his comments, one would think him a Will Rogers in knickers; he never met a player during his career that he didn't think was a "great" guy.
"Little Black Book" IS refreshing, however, given the concentration on the current game, with its quest to entertain its fans with more than just the game on the field.
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Format: Hardcover
This is the greatest book ever! I got mine on New Year's Eve and was addicted to it from the first page. It is the type of book that has everything that you want to know about him (Bob Feller) from growing up in Van Meter, Iwoa to WWII and what he learned in war . Everything like secrets to succes, pitching, life, it's even got humor in it! I met BOB FELLER at a baseball card show and he was pretty funny, friendly and very willing to talk about his incredible career. I recommend this book not only to Feller fans but baseball fans and those who just want a great book too. He tought me so much by reading his book, facts on him and alot of other player's too. This is the best book I ever read! Bob Feller is rated the greatest pitcher ever and if he didn't go in to serve his country during WWII, he could have won some 300+ games and struck out about 3,000+ batters! Thats what many people predicted he would have accomplished. He will surprize you and amaze you and you will never be bored again once you have the Bob Feller "Little Black Book" of Wisdom.
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