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- DescriptionBaseball's Top 40 Comebacks profiles forty big leaguers who engineered remarkable comebacks to salvage fading baseball careers. Details of each comeback is provided along with a summary of the players career. The players profiled range from Hall of Famers like Ted Williams and Stan Musial; to near-greats like Tommy John and Luis Tiant; to journeyman performers like George McQuinn and Tony Cuccinello.<br><br>In the absence of widely accepted statistical standards to evaluate comebacks, the selection and ranking of the top comebacks is compiled in accordance with the following criteria: Historical significance-The impact of the comeback on baseball's championship races, as well as individual player record and awards. Uniqueness-The human interest aspect of the comeback. Physical or emotional disabilities overcome, as well as the age of the player and the length of the road traveled back. Dramatic content-The excitement or publicity generated by the comeback and surrounding circumstances, as well as the event's contribution to baseball lore and legends. Degree of difficulty-The magnitude of the obstacle(s) the player had to overcome to re-establish himself. Player's stature-The comeback player's overall reputation and standing in terms of fame, popularity, and career accomplishments.
- Author BiographySociety for American Baseball Research member <strong>Rick Swaine</strong> has been a contributor to <em>The Baseball Research Journal</em> and <em>The National Pastime</em>. Semi-retired from an accounting career, he coaches youth baseball and still plays in an adult league for the Tallahassee Classics (Florida). He lives in the Tallahassee, Florida area.
- Author(s)Rick Swaine
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication30/03/2014
- SubjectBall Games: Field & Outdoor
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight431 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine18 mm
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