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The Soul of Baseball A Road Trip Through Buck O"Neil"s America by Joe Posnanski

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Published by William Morrow .
Written in English

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7283148M
ISBN 100060854030
ISBN 109780060854034

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