New PDF release: A Bitter Cup of Coffee

By Douglas Gladstone

ISBN-10: 1595715126

ISBN-13: 9781595715128

This painstakingly researched ebook by means of Douglas J. Gladstone examines the plight of 874 significant League Baseball avid gamers who performed among 1947 and 1979, all with short trials within the majors, careers figuratively “just lengthy sufficient to drink a cup of coffee.”
seeing that 1980, significant League Baseball gamers have wanted sooner or later of carrier credits for health and wellbeing advantages and forty three days of provider credits to be eligible for a retirement allowance, yet these former ballplayers who performed throughout the 1947-1979 seasons weren't integrated retroactively within the amended vesting requirement, and so obtain no pensions for the time they gave to our nationwide hobby.
those males, the writer indicates, have gulped sour cups of coffee.
In his cautious exam of this factor, together with many interviews with former gamers and a few poignant tales in their plight, Gladstone asks his readers to ascertain our nationwide courting to activities and its heroes, in addition to our relations with those that precede us within the online game of life.
A lifelong baseball fan, DOUGLAS J. GLADSTONE is a journalist via education, whose released articles have seemed within the Chicago solar occasions, Baseball Digest and the San Diego Jewish international, between others. this can be his first book.
DAVE MARASH (Foreword) has been a operating journalist for greater than 50 years. most sensible recognized for his sixteen years as a correspondent for ABC information Nightline, Marash gained Emmy Awards for his insurance of the wars in Nicaragua and Bosnia, the Oklahoma urban bombing, and the explosion that downed TWA Flight 800. He anchored the outlet season of Baseball this night on ESPN and did play-by-play insurance of the hot York Knicks and Rangers.

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