Slouching Toward Fargo

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eBook. 416pp. The wild and hilarious adventures of the minor leagues' magnificent misfits, the St. Paul Saints. Winner of the 1999 Casey Award for best baseball book of the year.
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The wild and hilarious adventures of baseball’s magnificent misfits, the St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League. Starring team co-owners Bill Murray and Mike Veeck, and a roster that includes Darryl Strawberry and Jack Morris, not to mention Wayne Terwilliger.

Big-time characters play small-town baseball and learn to love the game all over again. Winner of the prestigious Casey Award for best baseball book of 1999. FEATURING A NEW FOREWORD BY MIKE VEECK.

PART ONE: The Season of Last Chances

Introduction: The Redemption of Cigarette Boy 3
1. Waiting for Bill Murray 23
2. Veeck and Son and “Disco Demolition Night” 32
3. Strawberry the Elephant Man 46
4. The Most Beloved Woman of the Northern League57
5. In Which Ballplayers Fuck on Opening Day in Duluth 83
6. Sister Roz Explains It All to Me 107
7. Zen and the Art of Minnie Minoso 118
8. Bill Murray Gets Set Up for His Hatchet Job 134
9. Darryl Goes to the Show 158
10. A Jew in Fargo 183
11. Eleanor Mondale Does the St. Paul Macarena (The Second Half of the Season) 199
12. The Mutt King Returns for the Coronation 231
13. Strawberry Fields Forever 256

PART TWO: The Season of First Chances
14. 1997: First and Only Chances 275
15. 1997: Marty Frets, Twig Pets, and Ila Has Left the Building 296
16. Veeck Goes Fishin’? 333

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