Chief Bender's Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star

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The greatest American Indian baseball player of all time, Charles Albert Bender was, according to a contemporary, "the coolest pitcher in the game." Using a trademark delivery, an impressive assortment of pitches that may have included the game's first slider, and an apparently unflappable demeanor, he earned a reputation as baseball's great clutch pitcher during tight Deadball Era pennant races and in front of boisterous World Series crowds. More remarkably yet, "Chief" Bender's Hall of Fame career unfolded in the face of ...

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Chief Bender's Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star
2010, Bison Books

ISBN-13: 9780803214989

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Chief Bender's Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star
2008, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803243217

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