The Barling Darling: Hal Smith in American Baseball

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-25
  • Publisher: Univ of Arkansas Pr
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From Small-town Arkansas to Baseball's Big Leagues

Author Biography

Billy D. Higgins is an associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and a member of the Society of American Baseball Researchers. His previous book, A Stranger and a Sojourner: Peter J. Caulder, Free Black Frontiersman in Antebellum Arkansas, won the Ragsdale Award for excellence in historical writing about Arkansas.

Table of Contents

The Desire P13
Barling P18
Vinegar Bend P32
Niagara Falls Honeymoon P39
Kissell P43
Dixie P52
A Rookie in St. Louis P64
Cuba P83
Fighting for the NL Pennant P91
Celebrity in St. Louis P111
Solly Takes the Team . . . to Japan! P119
Photographs P125
The 1959 Season P143
Those Changes! P171
1960 P176
His Heart P187
Instructor-Manager P193
A Return to the Big Leagues P198
Cardinal Scout P205
Epilogue P212
Appendix P223
Notes P233
Index P239
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