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IRONMAN

Legendary Chicago Cubs Catcher

ByRandy HundleyJohn St. Augustine

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Hailed by Leo Durocher as “The most significant Chicago Cubs catcher since Gabby Hartnett” and known as “The Rebel” by legions of fans, Randy Hundley was one of the premiere catchers in the major leagues of the 60s and 70s. He holds the MLB record for the most games caught-160-in a single season in 1968. After an incredible career that includes a Gold Glove and All-Star status, Hundley invented the Fantasy Camp concept. For 38 years he created an opportunity for thousands of adults to become the boys and girls of summer again and put on a Cubs uniform to play baseball with their heroes, including Hall of Famers Ferguson Jenkins, Ron Santo, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, and Lee Smith. In IRONMAN, Randy shares his memories of the great players and stories from a different time, including the now infamous 1969 Cubs season. Back when baseball was less about exit velocity, launch angles, and pitch count, and more about the game, the fans, and teammates. Hundley’s journey from Martinsville to Wrigleyville has been paved with difficulty, hardship, and loss. It’s also built out of toughness, grit, and faith, that brought him to the very pinnacle of major league baseball and enshrinement in the Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame.

Details

Publication Date
Jul 26, 2023
Language
English
ISBN
9781312427174
Category
Sports
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Randy Hundley, By (author): John St. Augustine

Specifications

Pages
204
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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