The Southpaw

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Bang the Drum Slowly
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First edition
Author Mark Harris
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Bobbs-Merrill
Publication date
1953
Media type Print
Preceded by Trumpet to the World
Followed by Bang the Drum Slowly

The Southpaw was the first of the Henry Wiggen baseball novels by Mark Harris, published in 1953. Wiggen, star pitcher and narrator of the novel, tells of his early years in baseball and his debut with the New York Mammoths. It was followed by Bang the Drum Slowly (1956).