By Lyle Spatz

Over the process fifty years within the mid-twentieth century, Fred “Dixie” Walker lived numerous baseball lives. Dubbed the successor to Babe Ruth after his striking significant league debut in 1931, Walker went from sure-fire prospect to injury-plagued underachiever, to Brooklyn hero, to persona non grata due to his complex dating with Jackie Robinson, and at last to redeemed, well-respected minor league supervisor and significant league batting trainer. the one participant to were a teammate of either Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, Walker is remembered too usually for the cost that he attempted to maintain Robinson from becoming a member of the Dodgers. This illuminating biography covers Walker’s rollercoaster occupation, revealing him to be a gradual guy, a fiery competitor, and essentially the most colourful characters of baseball’s so much memorable era.

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