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Povich, Shirley

Works: 13 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 687 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shirley Povich
The Washington Senators by Shirley Povich( )

6 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A facsimile edition of the celebrated 1954 history of the Senators Shirley Povich's history of the Washington Senators originally appeared in 1954 as part of the popular series of major league team histories published by G.P. Putnam. With their colorful prose and delightful narratives, the Putnam books have been described as the Cadillac of the genre and have become prized collectibles for baseball readers and historians. One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1901 as the Washington Senators. In 1905 the team changed its name to the Washington Nationals. However, fans and newspapers persisted in using the "Senators" nickname, and over time the use of "Nationals" faded and "Senators" reemerged as the team's official name. In their first nine seasons the Senators finished last four times and didn't climb above sixth place until 1912. The major catalysts in their rise were the ascendance to greatness of Walter Johnson, who emerged in 1910 as the American League's best pitcher, and the hiring of Clark Griffith as manager in 1912. Griffith pioneered in the use of relief pitchers and in signing Caribbean talent. Although the team's new respectability faded, the 1924 hiring of twenty seven-year-old Bucky Harris as player-manager brought instant results, with a surprise World Series Championship in Harris's first season at the helm. The club repeated as AL champions in 1925 and its best season came in 1933, when it captured the AL title with a team record 99--53 mark. The Senators had only four more winning seasons over the next twenty six years. Povich's unique insight as a Washington Post sportswriter led to thoughtful advice and comfort for the long-suffering Senators fans. Legends like Walter Johnson, Gabby Street, Bucky Harris, Roger Peckinpaugh, Sam Rice, Firpo Marberry, Joe Cronin, and Leon "Goose" Goslin fill these pages, and their colorful exploits are woven into the fabric of each season's story. Sure to be treasured by baseball lovers everywhere, The Washington Senators is another enjoyable addition to the Writing Sports Series
Walter Johnson : baseball's big train by Henry W Thomas( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To many, Walter Johnson is the greatest pitcher of all time. He was a star second to none throughout the "Golden age of Sports", which spanned the era of such greats as Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Lou Gehrig and Al Simmons. But it wasn't Walter Johnson's blazing fastball alone that placed him on a pedestal. It was Johnson, above all others, who came to personify "gentlemanly conduct in the heat of battle," as Shirley Povich put it. One of a small number of stars tempering the game's roughneck reputation in the early years of the century, he was still around to help shepherd it through its darkest hour of the "Black Sox scandal". His presence as a role model in the big-leagues consoled parents all over the country. Throughout a career as dazzling as any in sports history, Johnson remained unspoiled. This is the grand story of one of the good guys
[Shirley Povich]( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nick Altrock and Al Schacht, they made fans laugh by Shirley Povich( )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Baseball's triple-crown champions by Shirley Povich( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The Washington Senators
Alternative Names
Shirley Povich American journalist

Shirley Povich Amerikaans journalist (1905-1998)

Shirley Povich periodista estadounidense

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