Biography of Cecil Travis, whose baseball career was interrupted by World War II
AcknowledgmentsForeword by Dave KindredIntroduction1. In the Shadow of Kennesaw Mountain2. The Chattanooga Kid3. Rookie Season4. The Hot Corner5. "The Unknown Slugger"6. Trade Winds and the Florida Flu7. Back in the Box8. First in Hits9. America's Team10. World Champs11. Going HomeEpilogue: "I'm Not Sorry I Played"Appendix: Batting Statistics of Cecil TravisChapter NotesBibliographyIndex
Rob Kirkpatrick is a senior editor at Thomas Dunne Books and the author of several books, including 1969: The Year Everything Changed and Magic in the Night: The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen.
"Rob Kirkpatrick has written a warm and compelling biography of one of the best but least appreciated ballplayers in the history of our national pastime. Rob's book is a beautiful celebration of a beautiful life."--Timothy M. Gay, author of Tris Speaker: The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Baseball Legend