Team of Destiny

Walter Johnson, Clark Griffith, Bucky Harris, and the 1924 Washington Senators

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Pub Date 20 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 20 Feb 2024
Rowman & Littlefield | Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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The heartwarming underdog story of the 1924 Washington Senators.
In 1924, Washington Senators team president Clark Griffith hired Bucky Harris, his twenty-seven-year-old second baseman, to manage the Senators, a decision called “Griffith’s folly.” Yet the Senators, inspired by their fiery new leader, found themselves in first place heading into the homestretch. The question remained: with an untested manager and an aging star pitcher, would they be able to hold on for the first world championship in team history? In Team of Destiny: Walter Johnson, Clark Griffith, Bucky Harris, and the 1924 Washington Senators, Gary Sarnoff recounts the uplifting story of a team that surpassed all expectations and gave Washington fans a season to remember. Before the season began, legendary pitcher Walter Johnson announced the 1924 season would be his last. Sarnoff tells how, in the heat of a grueling pennant race, the surging Senators won the approval of the entire country who cheered on the underdogs and the thirty-six-year-old Johnson. A fight to the finish saw the Senators on top and into the World Series, where Johnson was called to the mound in the final game in the ninth inning. With all eyes upon him, would Walter Johnson come through? Team of Destiny describes in wonderful detail this remarkable season and the players who made it unforgettable. One hundred years later, it’s still a story that is sure to inspire all generations of baseball fans.

The heartwarming underdog story of the 1924 Washington Senators.
In 1924, Washington Senators team president Clark Griffith hired Bucky Harris, his twenty-seven-year-old second baseman, to manage...

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EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781538182345
PRICE $38.00 (USD)
PAGES 250

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