Bases Loaded - A Bronc Burnett Story - SIGNED - Wilfred McCormick 1950 - G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York - First Edition [Scarce and not to be confused with the Grosset & Dunlap Reprint] Inscribed ‘For a new friend Jeffrey Linck, with warmest personal regards - sincerely Wilfred McCormick’.

The Sonoras battle in the Western Sectional Junior tournament and run into umpire trouble in the form of Dude LaRoach who calls an overwhelming number of freak plays. However, with the wise tips of the adored Cap'n Al Carter, sturdy teamwork and the courage of the sixteen-year-old pitcher, Bronco Burnett, who finishes a game with a bad ankle and crushed finger. Sonora triumphs and Dude LaRoach shakes Bronc's hand "with a grip that counts".
  Bronc's world: his loyal sidekick, catcher Fat Crompton; Cap'n Al, the gruff but lovable coach—"solid as a granite boulder"—who imparts the wisdom of his eight years in the big leagues; the insufferable Fibate Jones, team scorekeeper and resident gadfly. This is a world in which baseball-hungry townsfolk build the high school stands by hand; in which sheriff Pole Drinkwater works behind the plate, immune to the "yip-yaps" heckling him; in which the good guys are lanky, broad-shouldered, nimble-footed, and the villains sport names like Slug Langenegger and Sluice Derrick.

The Three-Two Pitch 1948; Legion Tourney 1948; Fielder's Choice 1949; Flying Tackle 1949; Bases Loaded 1950; Rambling Halfback 1950; Grand Slam Homer 1951; Quick Kick 1951; Eagle Scout 1952; The Big Ninth 1958; The Last Put Out 1960; One O'Clock Hitter** 1960; Stranger In The Backfield 1960; The Bluffer 1961; Man In Motion 1961; Rebel With A Glove 1961; Too Late To Quit 1962; Once A Slugger 1963; Rough Stuff 1963; The Throwing Catcher 1964; The Right-End Option 1964; The Go-Ahead Runner 1965; Seven In Front 1965; Tall At The Plate*** 1966; No Place For Heros 1966; The Incomplete Pitcher 1967; One Bounce Too Many 1967. [First 11 titles published by G.P. Putnam. ** following titles published by David McKay. *** following titles published by Bobbs-Merrill]

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  Condition: Some browning, wear and chipping to jackets, all bindings mildly worn, with some soiling. Overall, very good.   Ref: 104115   Price: HK$ 1,900