Zack Wheat

The Life of the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer

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About the Author(s)

Joe Niese is an award-winning author and a library director in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Bibliographic Details

Joe Niese
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8014-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4182-9
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

• “According to Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander, Zack Wheat said hello in April, goodbye in October and in between let his bat do his talking. Perhaps Wheat’s self-effacing nature explains why one of the Dodgers greatest players has never been the subject of a full length biography. Fortunately, Joe Niese has more than filled the gap with a work that tells us what Wheat did and who he was. It is a book that is long overdue.”—John Zinn, author, Charles Ebbets: The Man Behind the Dodgers and Brooklyn’s Beloved Ballpark

• “Joe Niese uses Zack Wheat’s own words, as well as those of Wheat’s contemporaries and the sportswriters who saw him, to bring to life a star who remains perhaps the greatest player ever to wear a Brooklyn uniform.”—Lyle Spatz, author, Hugh Casey: The Triumphs and Tragedies of a Brooklyn Dodger