It was a time of change and protest in the country, and baseball reacted against all that. He goes into detail about players who have taken steroids, their monster salaries, past and future hall of famers, and statistics. Clearing the Bases is a much-needed call to arms by one of baseball's most respected players. A mild recommendation for Philadelphians and diehard baseball fans. Detractors of Allen's Hall of Fame credentials argue that his career was not as long as most Hall of Famers, so he does not have the career cumulative numbers that others do. He does a good job describing how the game has changed since he had played the game. Along with outfielder and pitchers and , Allen led the Phillies to a six-and-a-half game hold on first place with 12 games to play in an exceptionally strong National League.
It also examines all that's right -- and what still needs work -- with our national pastime, including interleague play, expansion, and, most surprisingly, better all-around hitters. Remember, I used to lead the league with 38 homers, after all. He once entertained during halftime of an game. This only ended in 2006, when became eligible but was not elected. He's the smartest baseball man I've ever been around in my life. There are exceptions - the books by Jim Brosnan and Jim Bouton being the most notable - they're as substantial as peanuts and Cracker Jacks. In his , Allen blamed his feud with third-baseman , who was playing a final, undistinguished season with the White Sox after leaving the crosstown.
It also examines all that's right -- and what still needs work -- with our national pastime, including interleague play, expansion, and, most surprisingly, better all-around hitters. Allen had gone to in the morning to see a horse race, and got caught in traffic trying to return. Hank woulda hit a thousand homers if he'd played thirty years later. Dick Allen and The Ebonistics sang professionally at Philadelphia night clubs. That not only made the fans and local sports writers see Allen as costing a white player his job, but freed Thomas to give his version of the fight. I think the last eight chapters could be summarized as such no, these are not direct quotes, I'm just paraphrasing from his point of view : 7,8.
Jose Canseco immediately comes to mind! He continued his tape measure legacy during his second go-round with the Phillies. And he played every game as if it was his last day on earth. If I had been manager of the Phillies back when he was playing, I would have found a way to make Dick Allen comfortable. Ogden stated in a story printed on July 1, 1969, that Dick Allen was the only player he ever saw who hit a ball as hard as Babe Ruth. I would recommend this book to any baseball fan or anyone who enjoyed watching Schmidt on the field.
Twice Allen cleared that park's 65-foot-high right center field scoreboard: a feat considered virtually impossible for a right-handed hitter. In an hour-long interview aired December 15, 2009, on the 's Studio 42 with , Allen asserted that he and Thomas are in fact good friends now. The memoir is short enough already that a lengthy history lesson only lessons the impact of Schmidt's personality and writing style. The guy belongs in the Hall of Fame. Nevertheless, he led the league in. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Clearing the Bases is a much-needed call to arms by one of baseball's most respected players.
Jose Canseco immediately comes to mind! He took care of the young kids, took them under his wing. The Phillies lost the first game of the streak to the when stole home with batting for the game's only run. Clearing the Bases by Mike Schmidt, he is a former baseball player telling his opinion about the troubled state of the game today. It also examines all that's right with our national pastime, including interleague play, expansion, and, most surprisingly, better all-around hitters. I briefly thought I might have done them too if the opportunity had existed when I was a player, but now that I researched stuff for this book and found out what that crap does to your body? On that same broadcast, stated that Allen hit a ball harder than any player he had ever seen.
Dick Allen, like Babe Ruth, hit with a rather heavy bat. In the book he gives a candid but honest opinion of how the game was played then and how it is played today. Later he'll remind you of the early 80's when Nolan Ryan was making a million dollars a year for playing baseball. Allen appeared on the Hall of Fame's 2014 ballot the committee votes every three years since 2011 when was elected by the committee of 10 selected candidates selected by a committee of the from the 1947 to 1972 era for consideration of Hall of Fame enshrinement in 2015. It also examines all that's right with our national pastime,. Great reading or a great Christmas Gift.
Louis, and his personal problems seemed to abate. The sportswriters were reactionary too. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding. May be without endpapers or title page. Riveting, wise, and illuminating, Clearing the Bases is a hall of famer's look at how Major League Baseball has lost its way and how it can head back home. This book is brand new ,has never been leafed through,no turned pages and comes from a smoke free environment. But I think I had a lot of fun.