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Paperback Death Row All Stars: A Story of Baseball, Corruption, and Murder Book

ISBN: 0762787562

ISBN13: 9780762787562

Death Row All Stars: A Story of Baseball, Corruption, and Murder

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It was the golden age of baseball, and all over the country teams gathered on town fields in front of throngs of fans to compete for local glory. In Rawlins, Wyoming, residents lined up for tickets to see slugger Joseph Seng and the rest of the Wyoming Penitentiary Death Row All Stars as they took on all comers in baseball games with considerably more at stake. Teams came from Reno, Nevada; Klamath Falls, Oregon; Bodie, California; and throughout...

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Excellent book--well researched and objective.

This captures a piece of Wyoming territorial history that might have otherwise been lost forever. I have lived in Wyoming most of my life and had never heard of this story in the local lore. So I was immediately intrigued when I saw the subject of this book was about death row. The book also gives the reader from any state something to think about from an historically interesting perspective on capital punishment. It would be unheard of now to grant someone a stay of execution simply because he was a great ball player. That was a simplier time, obviously, since it would be downright stupid in this day and age to allow a death row murderer out of his cell (let alone out of the prison) with running shoes on his feet and a baseball bat in his hand!

Another home run from Chris Enss!

Chris Enss has this unique gift of making history come alive in all her books. This is especially so in her new book, Playing for Time: The Death Row All Stars (Images of Baseball: Wyoming). Ms. Enss has definitely hit another home run with her meticulous research, and also by profusely illustrating this amazing book with vintage photographs, facsimiles of letters and sketches. Playing for Time: The Death Row All Stars reads like a well-paced adventure story and will appeal to baseball and history aficionados. Chris Enss is an author who is genuinely passionate about her craft -- telling a great story. I look forward to experiencing more of her works in the future and also the big screen treatment of Playing for Time: The Death Row All Stars.
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