cover image Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball

Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball

Donald Hall, Author, Dock Ellis, With Fireside Books $22.95 (3

Outspoken and fiercely independent, black athlete Ellis refused to ingratiate himself with baseball's powers-that-be, a decision that hindered his career. While with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he achieved a certain notoriety for appearing on the field with his hair in curlers or wearing a gold earring. PW called this biography ``nothing special.'' (Apr.)