By Bill Chastain,Don Zimmer
Hack Wilson’s checklist 191 RBIs in 1930 may possibly stand the attempt of time, and so may well the checklist of his hard-drinking way of life. In Hack’s 191, invoice Chastain recreates the most efficient offensive season in baseball historical past whereas giving readers specific perception into the lifetime of one in all baseball’s such a lot attention-grabbing, enigmatic, and but missed characters.
Drunk or sober, Wilson lived huge in Prohibition-era Chicago, where the entertainment and nightclub industries thrived, and Al Capone, a chum of Wilson, reigned because the so much publicized gangster in the United States. Hack entire the 1929 season batting .345 with 39 domestic runs and 159 RBIs, giving him his fourth consecutive 100-plus RBI season prior to for misplaying fly balls on the planet sequence. regardless of wasting the sequence, the Cubs entered the 1930 season favorite back to win the nationwide League pennant. After a sluggish commence and lots of undesirable breaks, the team was in first position by means of the top of August, with Hack Wilson best the way in which. Chronicling the ups, downs, and record-setting accomplishments of Lewis R. “Hack” Wilson, this publication returns arguably the main hard-living, hard-hitting ballplayer in background to the lineup of the game’s greats.
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Hack's 191: Hack Wilson and His Incredible 1930 Season by Bill Chastain,Don Zimmer