Wits, Flakes, and Clowns
The Colorful Characters of Baseball
by Wayne Stewart
Pub Date 11 Mar 2020
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This book features many of the funniest, flakiest, and most clever men ever associated with baseball. From the hilarious Casey Candaele and the witty Andy Van Slyke to All-Stars Jimmy Piersall and Bryce Harper, this book includes unique, never-before-heard stories, many told directly from author interviews with players and teammates.
Wayne Stewart has written a book on baseball’s most colorful and clever characters. It has lots of great, funny stories any baseball fan should enjoy.
— Ken Griffey, All-Star Game MVP in 1980 and lifetime .296 hitter. Member of Cincinnati's Big Red Machine
Wits, Flakes, and Clowns: The Colorful Characters of Baseball covers so many of the funniest, wittiest, and flakiest players from long ago to the present that it is bound to entertain every baseball fan. Lots of laughs are in store as you read about the men who enriched the game—from those who gave us clever quotes to the pranksters and the so-called clowns of the game, Wayne Stewart's book delivers.
— Vernon Law, 1960 Cy Young Award winner
Detailing legendary jokesters and pranksters of the past 70 years, [Stewart] lists 135 players and managers who craved the limelight while goofing off on the field and in the clubhouse . . . Stewart wildly entertains in this offbeat history.
— Publishers Weekly