copyright 1952; Grosset & Dunlap publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket is a bit rough but protected the book just fine.
Sports biography of Brooklyn Dodgers catcher and Hall of Famer Roy Campanella. After a number of years in the Negro Leagues, Campanella joined the Dodgers in 1948, the season follwing Jackie Robinson's appearance. He was a lynchpin of the great Dodgers teams of the late 40s and 1950s, winning three National League MVP awards and appearing in five World Series. His career was cut short when during the winter of m1957-58 he was in a one car auto accident that left him a quadraplegic. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969 and died in 1993.