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Newly Published: Baseball’s Funnymen

New on our bookshelf today:

Baseball’s Funnymen: Twenty-Four Jokers, Screwballs, Pranksters and Storytellers
Lew Freedman

From Nick Altrock to Casey Stengel, Dizzy Dean to Satchel Paige, Bill Veeck to Bob Uecker, baseball has always admired the clever. This book tells the stories of some of the players, coaches, managers and broadcasters who had the most fun in the Major Leagues and made fans laugh out loud (or shake their heads in disbelief). The author recounts tales both famous and little known that capture the character of unusual and offbeat players, unique and engaging personalities and the succession of eccentrics who were officially dubbed “Clown Prince of Baseball.”