The Man on the Bench - A Rocky McCune Baseball Novel - SIGNED - Wilfred McCormick 1955 - David McKay Company, New York - First Edition The first edition of the first in McCormick’s Rocky McCune series. Inscribed by the author ‘For my good friend Don Woodward, the kind of banker all bankers ought to be! sincerely Wilfred McCormick’.

The man on the bench is Rocky McCune, a former great star at Koulee high school who comes back to his old home town as coach. He finds the once proud metropolis at the bottom of the heap, athletically, commercially and spiritually. Rocky brings new hope to a fine old town.’
  The Rocky McCune Series - The Man on the Bench 1955; The Captive Coach 1956; The Bigger Game 1958; The Hot Corner 1958; Five Yards to Glory 1959; The Proud Champions 1959; The Automatic Strike 1960; Too Many Forwards 1960; The Double Steal 1961; The Play for One 1961; The Five Man Break 1962; Home Run Harvest 1962; The Phantom Shortstop 1963; The Two-One-Two Attack 1963; The Long Pitcher 1964; Wild on the Bases 1965; No Place for Heroes* 1966; The Incomplete Pitcher* 1967; One Bounce Too Many* 1968 [Nos 1-16 published by David McKay; *Published by Bobbs-Merrill]

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  Condition: A near fine copy, mild rubbing to boards, in very good plus dust jacket, edgewear, damp stain to rear panel.   Ref: 104120   Price: HK$ 1,900