Frantic Frank Lane: Baseballs Ultimate Wheeler-Dealer Bob Vanderberg

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Published: January 31st 2013

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216 pages


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Frantic Frank Lane: Baseballs Ultimate Wheeler-Dealer  by  Bob Vanderberg

Frantic Frank Lane: Baseballs Ultimate Wheeler-Dealer by Bob Vanderberg
January 31st 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 216 pages | ISBN: | 10.68 Mb

The book follows the colorful career of Frank Lane, who as baseballs busiest general manager during the 1950s made the deals that turned the Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Indians from losers into pennant contenders almostMoreThe book follows the colorful career of Frank Lane, who as baseballs busiest general manager during the 1950s made the deals that turned the Chicago White Sox, St.

Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Indians from losers into pennant contenders almost overnight. He also worked--or tried to--as general manager of the Kansas City As (Lane lasted eight months in 1961 under first-year owner Charlie Finley) and for the Milwaukee Brewers, where his boss was Bud Selig. He is best known for having traded 1959 American League home run champion Rocky Colavito to Detroit for the ALs 1959 batting champ, Harvey Kuenn, and for trading Indians manager Joe Gordon to Detroit for Tigers manager Jimmy Dykes.During his brief absence from baseball (1962-1964), he signed on as general manager of the National Basketball Associations second-year expansion team, the Chicago Zephyrs.

He became a superscout for the Baltimore Orioles for several years and, after leaving Milwaukee, had the same job with the Texas Rangers and, finally, the California Angels. He completed well over 500 major- and minor-league transactions in his career. Joe Garagiola put it best: They used to say that the toughest job on any club Frank Lane was running belonged to the guy who had to take the team picture.



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