Carl Hubbell

A Biography of the Screwball King


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About the Book

This work is a biography of Carl Hubbell, a baseball legend who was active in the 1930s for the New York Giants and an eight-time All-Star. Hubbell was a left-handed ace from Oklahoma who is still regarded as one of the greatest pitchers of all time and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947. With an emphasis on his pitching career, this biography covers both his personal life and his development as a player.

About the Author(s)

Lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Lowell L. Blaisdell is a retired university professor. He taught history for more than 40 years and lives in Denton, Texas.

Bibliographic Details

Lowell L. Blaisdell
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 220
Bibliographic Info: 5 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4465-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5651-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Preface      1

1. Varieties of Farming      5

2. Pitching for “Little Napoleon”      22

3. Stardom Imminent      34

4. The Meeker Marvel      52

5. Meeker’s Celebrity      63

6. The World Series Wizard      73

7. The Hero at Home      84

8. Ups and Downs of Fame      90

9. Marking Time      104

10. Composition of a Mound Artist      112

11. Superlatives Recaptured      122

12. “Waiting for Lefty”      136

13. Arm Rebellion      150

14. Pitched Out, 1940–1943      162

15. Farming a Different Crop      177

16. “Remembrance of Things Past”      185

Appendix: Statistics      195

Chapter Notes      197

Chapter Sources (Annotated)      201

Bibliography      207

Index      209

Book Reviews & Awards

“A solid piece of scholarship…fun to read…with a boyish energy and excitement, it covers an often overlooked hall of famer pitching in one of the most interesting eras and against some of the biggest legends in baseball history”—Nine.