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Miracle mud : Lena Blackburne and the secret mud that changed baseball / by David A. Kelly ; illustrated by Oliver Dominguez.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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Covington Branch J B B6285k (Text) 33126018786255 JBiography Available -
Erlanger Branch J B B6285k (Text) 33126018786263 JBiography Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch J B B6285k (Text) 33126018786248 JBiography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780761380924 (library binding : alkaline paper)
  • ISBN: 0761380922 (library binding : alkaline paper)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume, unpaged : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2013]

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Lena Blackburne loved baseball. He watched it, played it, he coached it. But he didn't love the ways players broke in new baseballs. Tired of soggy, blackened, stinky baseballs, he found a better way. Thanks to a well-timed fishing trip and a top-secret mud recipe, Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud was born. For seventy-five years, baseball teams have used Lena's magic mud to prepare baseballs before every game.
Subject: Blackburne, Lena, 1886-1968.
Baseball players > Biography.
Inventors > Biography.
Baseball > United States > Equipment and supplies.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Traces the invention of Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud by longtime baseball fan, player and coach Russell Aubrey "Lena" Blackburne, describing how his distaste for the methods used by players to break in baseballs prompted his creation and how, for more than 75 years, teams have been using the Hall of Fame-noted product to prepare baseballs before every game.
  • Baker & Taylor

    Lena Blackburne loved baseball. He watched it, he played it, he coached it. But he didn't love the ways players broke in new baseballs. Tired of soggy, blackened, stinky baseballs, he found a better way. Thanks to a well-timed fishing trip and a top-secret mud recipe, Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud was born. For seventy-five years, baseball teams have used Lena's magic mud to prepare baseballs before every game. Read the story of how Lena's mud went from a riverbank to the major leagues and all the way to the Hall of Fame.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Profiles the life of the baseball player who discovered that mud worked better than dirty water for breaking in baseballs.

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