“Gettysburg Eddie” reigns as the Sunbury Press bestseller for July

“Gettysburg Eddie” reigns as the Sunbury Press bestseller for July

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for July 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 2 Gettysburg Eddie Lawrence Knorr Baseball
2 1 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
3 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
4 9 The Boys from Brookdale Joe Regenbogen Biography
5 13 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
6 Joseph Priestley: Letters to the Inhabitants of Northumberland John L. Moore History
7 The Georgia Segregated School for the Deaf Knorr & Whatley History
8 5 Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas John L. Moore History
9 16 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
10 3 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks History
11 18 Raising Monarchs Sue McGovern Nature
12 15 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
13 6 The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
14 8 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
15 Letters from a Shoebox James Dohren History
16 4 Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety Michael Hawley True Crime
17 12 Tories, Terror, and Tea John L. Moore History
18 21 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
19 Behind Barbed Wire and High Fences Phyllis Hochstetler History
20 22 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
21 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Baseball
22 Keystone Tombstones Gettysburg Joe Farrell & Joe Farley Biography
23 14 History of Lykens Township Volume 2 Gratz Historical Society History
24 Touring the Country by Automobile in the 1920s William Cook History
25 23 Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania George Donehoo History
The life of “Gettysburg Eddie” Plank, Hall-of-Fame baseball pitcher recounted

The life of “Gettysburg Eddie” Plank, Hall-of-Fame baseball pitcher recounted

Adams County native was one of the stars of Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – April 10, 2018 — Born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, only a dozen years after the bloody Civil War battle, Eddie Plank grew up on a farm and was a late-bloomer. By his early twenties, he was a local star on the town ball team and enrolled in the Gettysburg Academy in order to pitch for the Gettysburg College team. Soon after, Connie Mack from the Philadelphia Athletics in the newly-formed American League came calling and the rest is history.

Eddie Plank was the mainstay of Connie Mack’s early success from 1901 through 1914. Plank’s unorthodox delivery and pinpoint control brought him consistent results. While others out-pitched him during individual seasons, “Steady-Eddie”provided Mack excellence year after year while others came and went.

Gettysburg Eddie chronicles the life of this clean-living baseball superstar who worked hard, saved his money, and was always the perfect gentleman. Upon hearing of Eddie’s premature death in 1926, Mack remarked, “I feel like a father must feel who has lost a son.”

“P is for Plank
The arm of the A’s;
When he tangled with Matty
Games lasted for days.”

– “Lineup for Yesterday” by Ogden Nash

About the author:
Lawrence Knorr has authored or co-authored over 20 books, mostly on history or biography. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Sons of the American Revolution, and numerous other historical organizations. He enjoys most writing about the formerly famous and his beloved Pennsylvania Dutch culture. He is a lifetime Penn State alum.

By Lawrence Knorr
SUNBURY PRESS
Trade Paperback – 6 x 9 x 1
9781620061701
424 Pages indexed
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
HISTORY / US History / Mid-Atlantic

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Mark Pendergrast’s “The Most Hated Man in America” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for January

Mark Pendergrast’s “The Most Hated Man in America” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for January

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for January. Recently released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast took the top spot. Lawrence Knorr’s Gettysburg Eddie: The Story of Eddie Plank debuted in the 2nd spot in advance of its release. The late Ron Knorr and Clemmie Whatley soared to 3rd with The Georgia Segregated School for the DeafA Short Season, recounting the life of Josiah, a baseball-loving youth battling progeria, slipped one notch to the fourth spot in advance of its release. Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula returned to the list in the 5th spot.   Joe Farley’s basketball memoir Trumpet Call to Victory netted the sixth position. Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It finally fell from the top spot, dropping to 7th. John L. Moore claimed 8th with his new release Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas. All of his books in the Frontier Pennsylvania series charted this month. Scott Zuckerman’s story of Murray Jacobs, a Seabee in WW2 entitled Dreams of My Comrades was ninth. Mark Carlson’s World War II aviation history The Marines’ Lost Squadron was tenth.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for January 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 2 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
2 NEW Gettysburg Eddie: The Story of Eddie Plank Lawrence Knorr Sports History
3 18 The Georgia Segregated School for the Deaf Ron Knorr & Clemmie Whatley History
4 3 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
5 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
6 5 Trumpet Call to Victory: The Final Years of Hazelton Saint Gabriel’s Basketball Joe Farley Sports History
7 1 Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It Jason Altmire Political Science
8 NEW Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas John L. Moore History
9 4 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
10 6 The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
11 10 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
12 11 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
13 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
14 23 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
15 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
16 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
17 NEW Look, I Shrunk Grandma Karen Severson Elder Care
18 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L. Moore History
19 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History
20 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L. Moore History
21 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L. Moore History
22 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L. Moore History
23 12 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Brooks Segregation
24 13 Dear Ma – The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock John Hoptak Military Memoir
25 Lost in the Shadow of Fame William Lemanski Biography

The Most Hated Man has been bolstered by radio and media appearances by author Mark Pendergrast.  Gettysburg Eddie has been helped by advance interest prior to its release in time for baseball season. The Georgia Segregated School for the Deaf was boosted by orders from academic institutions.  A Short Season has been helped by the television program produced by Ben Houser on ESPN, E:60 and a tremendous response to the book by the local community. Farley’s Trumpet Call has been helped by Joe’s media coverage of the book in the Hazleton region. John L. Moore’s books continue to sell well through bookstores in upstate Pennsylvania.