Author Harry Lockhart Jr.
Growing up in St. Louis in the 1960s, Lockhart witnessed hundreds of Cardinals games – and even spent summers working aisle-to-aisle selling peanuts in the stadium as a boy. Now, Lockhart channels his experience and overwhelming passion of the game into a new book, exploring America’s favorite pastime during what baseball historians describe as the ‘age of pitching.’
The Beef examines batting combinations of 1960s baseball. Full of rare photos, player trivia, quotes and detailed statistics, the book adds merit to the careers of those players that were overshadowed by their baseball icon counterparts and have become lost in time by not being enshrined by the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
“Since Babe Ruth joined the New York Yankees in the 1920s, America has been intrigued with baseball sluggers and teams that stuff the middle of their batting order with power,” said Lockhart. “The 1960s was a decade of some of the greatest slugging combinations in baseball history as well as a time when the game’s greatest players didn’t receive the credit they deserved.”
Written for the true sports fan, MLB statisticians, history buffs and baby boomers, The Beef highlights those golden, forgotten moments in baseball history.
Host Rich Gehlhausen
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