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Skipper, John C. 1945-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 2,706 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Biography  Anecdotes  Miscellanea  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by John C Skipper
A biographical dictionary of the Baseball Hall of Fame by John C Skipper( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 1936, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson became charter members in an exclusive club: the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. By 2008, the membership had grown to 286 individuals, including players, managers, coaches, umpires, executives, and pioneers. In addition, the Hall of Fame has recognized 32 broadcasters and 59 writers with its Frick and Spink awards. This extensively updated and revised edition provides essential information for every individual honored by or elected to the Hall of Fame, including the historic Class of 2006, which saw enshrinement of 17 previously overlooked greats from the Negro Leagues and pre-Negro Leagues. Each entry includes biographical information and career highlights, as well as the year of induction or recognition. Year-by-year statistics are included for the players, along with a list of transactions. More than 80 photos are new to the second edition. - Publisher
Showdown at the 1964 Democratic Convention : Lyndon Johnson, Mississippi and civil rights by John C Skipper( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores how American politics and the civil rights movement faced head-to-head at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, how the federal government felt compelled to spy on its own people for purely political purposes, and how this interlude changed the political landscape for generations"--Provided by publisher
The Iowa caucuses : first tests of presidential aspiration, 1972-2008 by John C Skipper( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Iowa caucuses provide a unique brand of retail politics, a dying brand in the age of multi-million dollar advertising blitzes and a smothering national media. This book chronicles events and influences of each Iowa caucus since 1972, describing in the process how the unassuming Midwestern state came to be an unlikely powerhouse in presidential politics"--Provided by publisher
A biographical dictionary of major league baseball managers by John C Skipper( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlining the styles and tactics of approximately 600 major league baseball managers, this biographical dictionary draws from interviews with owners, coaches, and players, as well as other sources of data and anecdotes. Entries list birth and death dates, the teams, win-loss records, winning percentages, and standings. Skipper is a journalist and onetime minor league baseball manager. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Take me out to the Cubs game : 35 former ballplayers speak of losing at Wrigley by John C Skipper( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, 35 former Chicago Cubs relive their ballplaying days and speculate on the eternally middling Northsiders. This troop of now-grizzled bears - including Claude Passeau, Hank Wyse, Alvin Dark, Don Kessinger, Joe Niekro, Pete LaCock, and slugger Hank Sauer - holds forth on the front office moves, grueling day-game scheduling and sometimes agonizing play of one of baseball's oldest, unluckiest yet most revered franchises."--Jacket
The 1964 Republican Convention : Barry Goldwater and the beginning of the conservative movement by John C Skipper( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater was a staunch conservative more interested in advancing the conservative cause than running for president. A 'Draft Goldwater' campaign three years in the making catapulted him to the Republican nomination in 1964, despite opposition within the party. This is the story of the 1964 Republican convention and the beginnings of the modern conservative movement"--
The Cubs win the pennant! : Charlie Grimm, the billy goat curse, and the 1945 World Series run by John C Skipper( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On September 29, 1945, Chicago Cubs fireball Paul Erickson threw a curve ball to Tommy O'Brien of the Pittsburgh Pirates with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. O'Brien's knees buckled, as any hitter's knees would when he expects a fastball but gets a curve. O'Brien had reason to be surprised - it was Erickson's first curveball of the game. Some claim it was his first of the year. Strike three, the Cubs won 4-3 and captured the National League championship."
Meredith Willson : the unsinkable music man by John C Skipper( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umpires : classic baseball stories from the men who made the calls by John C Skipper( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wicked curve : the life and troubled times of Grover Cleveland Alexander by John C Skipper( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Grover Cleveland Alexander won 373 games over his 20-year career, the third highest total in major league history, and led the National League in ERA four times, shutouts seven times, complete games six times, and wins six times. This biography sheds light on the pitcher and man, focusing on Alexander's personal life and Hall of Fame career"--Provided by publisher
Frank Robinson : a baseball biography by John C Skipper( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frank Robinson was one of the greatest baseball players of the 20th century. He was Rookie of the Year for the Cincinnati Reds, won the Triple Crown in 1966, led the Baltimore Orioles to four World Series appearances, and is the only player in baseball history to be voted Most Valuable Player in both American and National leagues"--
Roosevelt's revolt : the 1912 Republican Convention and the launch of the Bull Moose Party by John C Skipper( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author examines the presidential election of 1912 in detail and traces the effects of Roosevelt's actions on the Republican Party for decades. Appendices detail Republican primary results, all parties' platforms and both attempted and successful presidential assassinations"--
Charlie Gehringer : a biography of the hall of fame Tigers second baseman by John C Skipper( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charlie Gehringer made himself into an outstanding fielder and perhaps the greatest two-strike hitter of all time. This work follows Gehringer's career from the day a scout spotted him on the sandlots of Michigan in 1923 to his induction into the Hall of Fame in 1949 and into his life after baseball"--Provided by publisher
Dazzy Vance : a biography of the Brooklyn Dodger hall of famer by John C Skipper( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles "Dazzy" Vance became known as strike out king after leading the National League in strikeouts seven years in a row. This biography covers the life of Vance, including the Major League Hall of Fame career and his personal life off the diamond. Also included is a list of Dazzy's lifetime statistics, containing his 1934 World Series Game"--Provided by publisher
Inside pitch : a closer look at classic baseball moments by John C Skipper( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Southworth : a biography of the hall of fame manager and ballplayer by John C Skipper( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Billy Southworth was the most successful major league baseball manager of the 1940s including the three straight years in which his St. Louis Cardinal teams won more than 100 games. He won three National League pennants with the Cardinals and one with the Boston Braves, and his .597 winning percentage is the fifth highest in baseball history"--Provided by publisher
 
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A biographical dictionary of the Baseball Hall of Fame
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The Iowa caucuses : first tests of presidential aspiration, 1972-2008A biographical dictionary of major league baseball managersTake me out to the Cubs game : 35 former ballplayers speak of losing at WrigleyThe Cubs win the pennant! : Charlie Grimm, the billy goat curse, and the 1945 World Series runMeredith Willson : the unsinkable music manUmpires : classic baseball stories from the men who made the callsWicked curve : the life and troubled times of Grover Cleveland AlexanderCharlie Gehringer : a biography of the hall of fame Tigers second basemanDazzy Vance : a biography of the Brooklyn Dodger hall of famer
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English (52)