Hack: The Meteroric Life of One of Baseball's First Superstars, Hack Wilson

Hack The Meteroric Life of One of Baseball s First Superstars Hack Wilson On April 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 h

  • Title: Hack: The Meteroric Life of One of Baseball's First Superstars, Hack Wilson
  • Author: Bob Boone Gerald Grunska
  • ISBN: B0006X38VE
  • Page: 351
  • Format: None
  • 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 two batting records that have never been surpassed At the same time his style of play and personality made him one of the most coloOn 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 1920 s On November 23, 1948 Wilson died alone in Balti, a victim of declining skills, self destructive appetites, and forgetful friends He was designed to be a baseball star in the 1920 s, 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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