Bang the Drum Slowly

Bang the Drum Slowly

Book - 1956
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Baker & Taylor
A poignant portrayal of professional ballplayers' lives on and off the field during the sport's golden years in the 1950's

Univ of Nebraska
Henry Wiggen, hero of The Southpaw, became the best-known fictional baseball player in America. Now he is back again in Bang the Drum Slowly, throwing a baseball "with his arm and his brain and his memory and his bluff for the sake of his pocket and his family."

Also available in Bison Book editions are The Southpaw, It Looked Like For Ever, and A Ticket for a Seamstitch, the other three volumes in the Henry Wiggen series.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1956
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780803272217
Characteristics: 243 p. 21 cm


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May 24, 2019

but ... others will say it's the best baseball movie they've ever seen -- though maybe they haven't seen Pride of the Yankees (non-fiction, obviously) or The Natural (fiction, obviously). Go, Roy Hobbs !!!

Jan 19, 2016

Yawn, more of a soap opera than baseball....stopped watching after one hour, sorry, I did want to like it.


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