Grasping the Ring : Nine Unique Winners in Life and Sports Paperback / softback
Over the course of his varied career, Gene A. Budig has served as a professor, the president of the American League of Major League Baseball, the head of three major universities, a major general in the Air National Guard, a newspaper man, and co-owner of a Minor League Baseball team.
One can safely assume that Budig has met his share of interesting and inspiring people.
In Grasping the Ring, he selects nine from this great array of individuals and offers candid biographical sketches of these compelling characters.
Though they are very different, George Steinbrenner, Larry Doby, Tom Osborne, Roy Williams, Gale Sayers, Jerry Reinsdorf, Bob Kerrey, Al Neuharth, and Bob Dole are all exceptional people whose achievements and faults have captured the national interest.
Budig writes Grasping the Ring as an insider whose acquaintance with these individuals enables him to ask the kinds of penetrating questions that make these stories intimate, honest, and revealing.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
- Publication Date: 01/10/2009
- Category: Dictionaries of biography (Who's Who)
- ISBN: 9780803226357