Baseball's Untold History: The World Series

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5 1/4x8" 192pp pbk. pub 12/21/15. Super-historian Michael Lynch uncovers dozens of fascinating characters and feats from the Fall Classic you probably didn't know, in volume 2 of his Untold History Series.
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There is no greater stage for baseball than the World Series, yet much of the history of the Fall Classic is obscured by the likes of Mazeroski, Gibson, Reggie, and the Yankees. Who better than's Michael Lynch to uncover and present some of the most fascinating, forgotten feats and failures in the history of the World Series?

Who were the least likely World Series heroes? The biggest MVP flops? How about an all-time 0-fer lineup, some of whose members are sure to surprise you.  Also read about

  • The 16-game winner who couldn't help his team win the series because he was in an insane asylum
  • The pitcher who lost the ground ball in the sun...or did he?
  • The worst performance by a pitching rotation in World Series history--and it's not even close
  • The only player to be picked off base twice in the same game
  • The Hall of Famer who was arrested for scalping World Series tickets
  • The hurler who posted a sub-1.00 ERA but failed to win in two starts
  • The late-inning replacement and hero who was so high when he got put in the game he almost misplayed an easy fly ball
  • The star pitcher who belted the only home run in his professional career in his first ever Fall Classic at bat

Michael Lynch is an award-winning baseball historian and author of three other baseball books. Baseball's Untold History: The World Series is the second book of a 4-book "Untold History" series being published by Summer Game Books. 


PART I: 1903 - 1929

Have We Met? The Unlikeliest World Series Heroes

Ed Doheny: The Paranoid Pirate

The Ultimate Fall Classic: Game One

Bill Abstein: Floundering at First Base

Hello, Goodbye: Reb Russell's "Perfect" Game

The Ultimate Fall Classic: Game Two

1920: A True Fall Classic

Scalped by More Than the Indians

Jesse Haines Out-Babes "The Babe"

The Ultimate Fall Classic: Game Three

PART II: 1930 - 1960

MVP-lease! The Biggest World Series Flops

Welcome to the Bigs, Meat

Brother Can You Spare a Win?

The Ultimate Fall Classic: Game Four

A Returning Vet's Unusual At Bat

Hitless Wonders: An All-Time O-fer Lineup

Mickey Grasso: POW at the Plate

Here's Your Hat...

What's Your Hurry?

The Ultimate Fall Classic: Game Five

Mind-Numbing Numbers: The Oddest World Series Stat Lines

He Ain't Heavy...He's a Boyer

The Mickey Lolich Miracle

Protest Flags, Vietnam, and the 1969 Mets

The Ultimate Fall Classic: Game Six

Jim Palmer Walks Like a Man

Bruce Kison Comes to Earth

Lonnie Smith: Braves' Hero

Pummeled Padres

The Ultimate Fall Classic: Game Seven




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