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By Jay Wilkinson

Domestic Run: The 12 months the documents Fell chronicles the checklist environment domestic run chase and lines each domestic run by way of Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa. This appealing hardcover is stuffed with attention-grabbing sidebars and loaded with colour pix and photographs. a few highlights contain gains on Ruth and Maris, McGuire's son Matt, Sosa's 20 domestic run month in June stats, notes and fees and the All-Star hom-run contest.

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Was away on business, Dad lived with his grandmother or with his aunt, uncle and cousins. In addition, Dad and Bill spent their summers with Florence and Al and their children at their summer cottage in western Minnesota. Though there were chores, there was also a relaxed family atmosphere. Florence, a warm and loving surrogate mother, always felt a special responsibility to care for her sister's children; they were not left to drift, but were always supported by a strong and affectionate family.

Yet when you were through as a player, you could go in and talk to Bernie for an hour. He was just great. " Page 9 "Bierman recognized Bud as a good man," says Jack Boos, who also attended Minnesota and was a Psi Upsilon fraternity brother of Dad's. "He recognized Bud's qualities, and he sent him over to the track coach, who taught him how to run. Bud was too slow, and the track coach got his speed up. Bierman wouldn't have sent him if he hadn't seen something in Bud, because he had lots of people to pick from.

Bob Tanner and I were excused from practice one or two days a week because we had classes. They don't do that anymore. "Friday nights the team used to go down to Stillwater. We'd go have dinner and the chalk talk, and then go to bed. The next morning, they'd take us back in a bus, but I always had to get back early because I had a lab class on Saturdays. So they'd send me back in a cab. " Because it was the height of the Depression, many players also were working at demanding jobs. Le Voir says, "I worked down at the Northwestern National Bank [along with several other team members] .

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