• Title: Ray Schalk: A Baseball Biography
  • Author: Brian E. Cooper
  • Released: 2009-08-05
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 338
  • ISBN: 0786441488
  • ISBN13: 978-0786441488
  • ASIN: 0786441488
Review "Plenty has been written about the 1919 Black Sox. It's time one of the honest White Sox, Hall of Fame catcher Ray Schalk, got some attention. Brian Cooper gives him his due in this well-researched biography." --Norman L. Macht, author of Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball, recipient of the SABR Larry Ritter Award

"Meticulously researched...loaded with quality photographs...definitive." --The Inside Game

"Ray Schalk was more than a key piece in the "Black Sox" puzzle, so an in-depth examination of his career is a worthwhile project and long overdue. "Cracker" is a window into some of baseball's most fascinating years, and Brian Cooper has done eye-opening research that makes this biography work on several levels." --Gene Carney, author of Burying the Black Sox

About the Author Brian E. Cooper is the executive editor and editorial board chairman of the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa). His 2007 biography of Red Faber was a finalist for the Larry Ritter Award. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he lives in Dubuque.

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