Heroes of the Major Leagues Hardcover Book 1967

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1967 vintage hardcover book titled Heroes of the Major Leagues by Alexander Peters. The book is copyright 1967 by Random House. The book is 184 pages long with a Library of Congress Catalog Card Number AC 67-10489. The vintage book is a used library book with many great black and white pictures inside.

The Table of Contents is as follows: Whats a Hero, Frank Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, Harmon Killebrew, Juan Marichal, Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Tony Oliva, Joe Torre, Brooks Robinson, Index.

Pictures that are in the book include the following: Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles Frank Robinson after hitting a homer of Dodger Don Drysdale in the 1966 World Series, Robinson Peeking over the left field wall from the seats after making an impossible catch, Frank Robinson helped by Cincinnati Reds Teammate after getting beaned by a pitch, Roberto Clemente Pirate, Clemente under an opposing catcher at home after sliding, Roberto Clemente with Dick Groat after winning the National League Batting Title, Sandy Koufax soaking his pitching elbow, Dodgers Sandy Koufax, Sandy Koufax as a pitcher for the University of Cincinnati, Sandy Koufax with the famous leg kick with pitching coach Joe Becker at Dodgers spring training, Minnesota Twins Harmon Killebrew swinging the bat, Harmon Killebrew waiting for the ball at third base with a dodger player sliding in, Killebrew on the ground in pain after colliding with a Baltimore Oriole, Senators Bucky Harris talking to his star, Killebrew getting a handshake after a home run, San Francisco Giants Pitcher Juan Marichal in his big leg kick, Juan Marichal Raising his hat to the fans after his first no hitter, Hank Aaron at the plate, Milwaukee Braves lifting Hank Aaron onto their shoulders after he hit a pennant clinching homer, Hank Aaron sliding into third, Detroit Tigers Al Kaline making a spectacular catch against the NY Yankees, Al Kaline falling into the stands in the outfield while catching a ball, Al Kaline as a rookie in 1953, Minnesota Twins Tony Oliva playing right field, Tony Oliva at the plate, Oliva celebrating with Jim Kaat and Bob Allison after winning the 2nd game of the World Series against the Dodgers in 1965, Tony Oliva running the bases, Joe Torre closeup with his catchers mask on, Joe Torre on the ground after colliding with Houston Astro Johnny Temple, Milwaukee Braves Joe Torre with pitcher Warren Spahn, Torre with bat in hand in a Milwaukee Braves Uniform, Baltimore Orioles Brooks Robinson, sequence of 4 pictures of Brooks Robinson making a great play to throw out NY Yankee Bobby Richardson, Brooks leaping through the air with Catcher Andy Etchebarren after the final out in the final game of the 1966 World Series .

The book is in excellent condition for its age with a tight binding, and very readable pages. There is some minor cover wear and an a few pages have pen or pencil marks, a few pages have some rips, one large rip on one page, a few other pages have small edge nick type rips. The book has the library card pockets and library stampings also.

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