Tomahawked!: The Inside Story of the Atlanta Braves' Tumultuous Season

Bill Zack, Author Simon & Schuster $19.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-86878-9
In 1991 the Atlanta Braves, who had finished last in their division the year before, astounded fans by reaching the World Series, which they lost. In 1992 the question was whether they could repeat as National League champions; they did, despite all manner of troubles, and this is the exciting story of that hectic year, told by a reporter who has covered the team for the Gwinnett newspaper chain. In addition to the usual number of injuries, there were sulkers and malcontents galore, complaining about salaries, lack of playing time and the unwillingness of the club to trade them. Despite the presence of the remarkably patient Bobby Cox, a ``players' manager'' and such morale-boosting athletes as Terry Pendleton, this appears to have been as egregious a collection of whiners as any team since the notorious Cleveland Indians of 1940, at least in Zack's view, so readers will not be devastated by the Braves' second successive World Series loss, this time to Toronto. Photos not seen by PW. (May)
Reviewed on: 05/03/1993
Release date: 05/01/1993
Genre: Nonfiction
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