Chief Bender's Burden: The Silent Struggle Of A Baseball Star
The greatest American Indian baseball player of all time, Charles Albert Bender, was, according to a contemporary, “the coolest pitcher in the game.” Using a trademark delivery, an impressive assortment of pitches that may have included the game’s first slider, and an apparently unflappable demeanor, he earned a reputation as baseball’s great clutch pitcher during tight Deadball Era pennant races ...
Hardcover: 346 pages
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; 1st edition (April 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
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“Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack said if he had to pick one pitcher to hurl one game, it would be Chief Bender. "Bender is the greatest money pitcher the game has ever known," stated Mack.Bender pitched for the A's from 1903 through 1914, ...”
nd in front of boisterous World Series crowds. More remarkably yet, “Chief” Bender’s Hall of Fame career unfolded in the face of immeasurable prejudice. This skillfully told and complete account of Bender’s life is also a portrait of greatness of character maintained despite incredible pressure—of how a celebrated man thrived while carrying an untold weight on his shoulders.