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Reck, Franklin M.

"McCosky Imitates-and Succeeds", A three page article on Detroit Tiger Barney McCosky in "The American Boy" May 1941

Sprague Publications, Inc: Detroit 1941 Illus., 13.5 x 10", pict. stapled wraps, 34pp. Light wear and creasing, edge tears, light spotting to covers/address label, else very good condition. Barney McCosky, a Detroit Southwestern High School graduate, batted .727 in his senior year. In 1936, he was signed by the Detroit Tigers and made his major league debut on April 18, 1939. McCosky had a very good rookie season, batting .311, trailing only his teammates Hank Greenberg and his idol Charlie Gehringer. A popular and well-respected player by both the fans and the players, he enjoyed an 11 year career, retiring after the 1953 season. Includes ads for Studebaker, Winchester, Daisy Air Rifles and a Wheaties endorsement by Bob Feller. Front cover photograph of a smiling Barney McCosky in a Detroit Tigers uniform. He was Polish-Lithuanian! Also includes a short story by James B. Hendryx with illus. by Schoonover.


Book Id: 99-3551

Price: $45.00

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