New Book Reveals Turbulent Story Behind Underdog Pitcher Turned World Series Star
(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — 3 Swallys Press announces the release of Jim Hawkins’s latest baseball biography, Jack Sanford: From Blightville to the Big Leagues, the story of the famed San Francisco Giants All-Star pitcher and father of golf course architect John Sanford, with a foreword by former Red Sox star Luis Tiant, and a prologue by six-time All-Star and inspiration for Cheers character Sam Malone, Sam (“Sudden Sam”) McDowell.
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- Title: Jack Sanford: From Blightville to the Big Leagues
- Contributors: Jim Hawkins (Author); Luis Tiant (Foreword); Sam McDowell (Prologue)
- Publisher: 3 Swallys Press
- Publication date: November, 2016
- ISBN: 978-0-9882300-7-1
- Paperback: 184 pages
About the author: Jim Hawkins’s award-winning career covering Major League Baseball has spanned half a century. He has written eight books, including biographies of Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Al Kaline, Jack Sanford’s Massachusetts hunting buddy Mark “The Bird” Fidrych, and ex-convict Ron LeFlore.
In 2013, he was nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award, the highest honor that a baseball writer can receive. He is a member of Athletic and Academic Hall of Fame in his hometown of Superior, Wisconsin.
We featured John Sanford of Sanford Golf Design in a "Getting to Know ...". Read it HERE.