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WHEN STAR ATHLETES WERE HEROES. In an era that boasted scores of baseball greats such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx, Hall of Famer Joe Cronin rose from a seldom used shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1927 to American League MVP in 1930. Joe went on to become player-manager, general manager and finally American League President, the first player ever to have risen to that office.In Your Face - In Your Heart includes these exciting career highlights: At 26, the youngest manager to lead his team to the pennant Sold to the Boston Red Sox for $250,000, the most ever spent at that time for a player at time-even more than was paid for Babe Ruth! Served as player-manager for the Red Sox for 13 seasons and then general manager for 11 seasons Joe Cronin was a true sports hero. In contrast, today's sports stars are more likely to take the spotlight for their arrests or the use of performance-enhancing drugs than for their athletic prowess. Bob Gorman has given us the story of a humble, hard-working athlete that serves as a reminder of what heroes really are.
Named New York Daily News Coach of the Year two years running, Bob Gorman is now a retired teacher, athletic director and baseball coach. A baseball biographer and expert, he studied at Harvard University, received his B.S. from Manhattan College and his M.A. from Hofstra University.