Roger Glen Melin Chronicles Hal Schumacher’s Life in New Book

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‘Hal Schumacher - The Prince of the New York Giants’ portrays life of 1930s New York Giants’ pitcher.

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Society has changed immensely since the time period in which this book took place

Hal Schumacher significantly impacted the three-time National-League champion New York Giants of the 1930s and played in the inaugural All-Star game in 1933. Author Roger Glen Melin’s new biography, “Hal Schumacher - The Prince of the New York Giants: and the Pride of Dolgeville” (published by Trafford Publishing), takes an in-depth look at this talented yet humble baseball player of yesteryear.

“Prince Hal,” as newspapers dubbed him to complement his teammate nicknamed “King Carl” Hubbell, escaped much of the recognition his counterparts received, despite playing an integral role in the Giants’ success in the ’30s. He kept his interviews short and, rather than toot his own horn, Schumacher chose to make contributions to society through involvement with the Adirondack Bat company and the Little League.

“Society has changed immensely since the time period in which this book took place,” Melin says. “Men played the game of baseball for the fun and the challenge. Players weren’t coddled the way they are today."

This biography takes readers through Schumacher’s life, year by year. It looks at his history before, during and after his playing days, offering valuable insight into a quality baseball pitcher and a quality human being.

“Hal Schumacher - The Prince of the New York Giants”
By Roger Glen Melin
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 304 pages | ISBN 9781466985001
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 304 pages | ISBN 9781466984981
E-Book | 304 pages | ISBN 9781466984998
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Roger Glen Melin was born and raised outside of Boston. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served during the Vietnam-War era, including a year and a half in Southeast Asia. He is retired from varying capacities of computer-related professions, and is now settled in the Mohawk Valley region of New York.

Trafford Publishing is an Author Solutions, LLC supported self-publishing services provider and was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service” at its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self-publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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