This news item will expire on (09/01/09)
Book cover: The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant

The SMU libraries have a wide range of materials for the baseball fan, including books from the personal
libraries of sportswriter Blackie
and collector Howard Green.

Paul Rogers, Professor of Law at
SMU, is also a renowned baseball historian. His book The
Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant
, written with
Hall-of-Fame pitcher Robin Roberts, tells the story of the young and talented Philadelphia Phillies and
their miraculous 1950 season, during which the perennial cellar-dwelling club won the National League
only to fall to the Yankees in the World Series.