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WRONG SIDE OF THE WALL
The Story of Blackie Schwamb, the Greatest Ballplayer in Prison History

wrong side of the wall
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This biography is a real-life noir. It moves like a fast-paced novel through Depression-era and World War Two Los Angeles, into the post-war boom time. It involves gangsters and nightclubs and baseball from Mexico to Canada and mostly behind prison walls. There are girls and guns and gambling and booze and ballgames. There are frozen hula dancers and a burning ballpark. From pitching at Yankee Stadium to a no-hitter against major leaguers behind bars, the story of Blackie Schwamb is a tale from the darkside of the Greatest Generation.



Wrong Side of the Wall
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