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The Orlando Cepeda story
Markusen, Bruce.
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Publication Information:
Houston, Tex. : Piñata Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
viii, 135 pages ; 23 cm
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.0 6.0 58069.
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GV865.C4 M37 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Tracing Orlando "Cha Cha" Cepeda's rise to fame, his plummet to prison, and his recovery and election to the Hall of Fame, Markusen offers a compelling portrait of a player fighting to be a real hit on the pages of baseball history.

Author Notes

Bruce Markusen is a Senior Researcher for the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library.

He is the author of Baseball's Last Dynasty: The Oakland A's and directed a multimedia presentation entitled The Legacy of Roberto Clemente on August 15, 1998 to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Clemente's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Chapter 1 Birth of The Baby Bullp. 1
Chapter 2 Land of Segregationp. 9
Chapter 3 Home of the Giantsp. 15
Chapter 4 The Second Seasonp. 23
Chapter 5 Trouble with the Bossp. 27
Chapter 6 A Clubhouse Dividedp. 39
Chapter 7 Two's a Crowd at First Basep. 49
Chapter 8 Starring in St. Louisp. 59
Chapter 9 Trying to Repeatp. 71
Chapter 10 A Trade of Superstarsp. 77
Chapter 11 Injured in Atlantap. 87
Chapter 12 Saved by a Rulep. 97
Chapter 13 The Beantown Basherp. 101
Chapter 14 Last Stop, Kansas Cityp. 105
Chapter 15 Trouble with the Lawp. 113
Chapter 16 Waiting for the Call to the Hallp. 123
Orlando Cepeda's Career Statisticsp. 127
List of Sourcesp. 129
Indexp. 131