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Bob Feller: Ace of the Greatest Generation Hardcover – January 31, 2004
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Sickels starts the book out solidly, beginning with his life on the farm. as Feller continues through life, historical facts and social norms are juxtaposed against Feller's comments, choices, and career. i found this aspect of the book the most enjoyable.
there actually are tons of stats spread all over the book, but they act as punctuation to the story, never overwhelming the plot. also, Sickels mostly remains an invisible narrarator - he rarely makes judgement calls and keeps the spotlight focused on Feller.
Sickels kind of storytelling is the type i'd love to see made into a movie - maybe a Costner or Crystal flick. Sickels does a great job moving from statistician to historian.
I am of Feller's generation, was a Cleveland Indians fan throughout his career, and therefore knew a great deal about him. I have read Feller's autobiographies.
Yet I learned a great deal from Sickels books and found it fascinating reading -- hard to put down. Some of it was a very pleaseant trip down memory lane.
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THIS IS THE STORY BOB FELLER STAR PITCHER FOR THE CLEVELAND INDIANS DURING THE 1930'S THRU THE MID 1950'S. Read morePublished on June 6, 2005 by COOL JEWEL
I was given this book as a gift from a good friend. I thought it might be full of baseball statistics - I found it to be not only informative but entertaining. Read morePublished on February 23, 2005 by Karey A. Chester