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by Editor, Rick Cabral

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Photo by Rick Cabral © 2016

Photo by Rick Cabral © 2016

 

With Hometown Heroes, Clay Sigg has made a valuable and distinctive contribution, offering us a unique perspective on baseball history. By focusing on the 177 players who spent their entire careers with just one team, Sigg provides a previously unexamined appreciation of these players’ unique achievement. This book is a baseball fan’s paradise, and readers will spend many pleasurable hours immersed in the rich detail of the bios and photos.
— Jay Feldman, author of When the Mississippi Ran Backwards and Suitcase Sefton and the American Dream

Dusty Baker

Dusty Baker

I saw something special in all of these players. The hallmark of this group is their shared history as outstanding ambassadors of the game. Besides being popular with their hometown fans, they have been great teammates and high-impact, high class, first-rate ballplayers and people. Clay Sigg’s tribute to these influential players is a read that also touches on most of the history of Major League Baseball in the 20th century. Enjoy!
— Dusty Baker, three-time National League Manager of the Year

Hometown Heroes conveys a fascinating sense of the history of the game, highlighting players who spent their entire career with the same franchise — both the famous like Mr. Cub Ernie Banks and the equally impressive and tragic Addie Joss who isn’t as well known but should be. I also learned that the typical single-franchise star had much in common with the Positive Coaching Alliance’s model of the ideal athlete — the Triple-Impact Competitor — who competes in a way that makes self, teammates and the game better. These individuals made the game of baseball better and I loved reading about them.
— Jim Thompson, author of Shooting in the Dark: Tales of Coaching and Leadership and Founder, The Positive Coaching Alliance
Mr. Cub Ernie Banks

Mr. Cub Ernie Banks