New Book, "The Beef" By Harry Lockhart, Jr. Examines Different Hitting Combinations in America’s Favorite Pastime

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Baseball in the 1960s was the golden age of pitching

"The Beef" by Harry Lockhart, Jr.

The 1960s was a decade of some of the greatest slugging combinations in baseball history as well as a time when the game’s greatest players didn’t receive the credit they deserved.

“Baseball was, is and always will be, to me, the best game in the world,” said baseball Hall of Famer, Babe Ruth. Author Harry Lockhart Jr. couldn’t agree with him more.

Growing up in St. Louis in the 1960s, Lockhart witnessed hundreds of Cardinals games – and even spent summers working aisle-to-aisle selling peanuts in the stadium as a boy. Now, Lockhart channels his experience and overwhelming passion of the game into a new book, exploring America’s favorite pastime during what baseball historians describe as the ‘age of pitching.’

The Beef examines batting combinations of 1960s baseball. Full of rare photos, player trivia, quotes and detailed statistics, the book adds merit to the careers of those players that were overshadowed by their baseball icon counterparts and have become lost in time by not being enshrined by the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

“Since Babe Ruth joined the New York Yankees in the 1920s, America has been intrigued with baseball sluggers and teams that stuff the middle of their batting order with power,” said Lockhart. “The 1960s was a decade of some of the greatest slugging combinations in baseball history as well as a time when the game’s greatest players didn’t receive the credit they deserved.”

Written for the true sports fan, MLB statisticians, history buffs and baby boomers, The Beef highlights those golden, forgotten moments in baseball history.

The Beef
By Harry Lockhart, Jr.
ISBN: 978-1-4817-1324-5
Paperback: $14.95
E-book: $3.99
Available at http://www.amazon.com

About the author
Harry Lockhart Jr. grew up in St. Louis, where he experienced his first baseball game as a young boy. He was one of the early dealers of baseball cards and sports memorabilia detailing the late 1970s to the present. Lockhart has published articles in the St. Louis Java Journal and is a motivational speaker across the United States. Having worked in the insurance industry for much of his career, Lockhart is an innovator and creator of insurance training manuals, films and marketing systems. He currently resides in St. Petersburg, Fla. with his wife, Laura. The Beef is his first book.

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