Brian E. Cooper's new biography of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Ray Schalk is now available at Carnegie-Stout Public Library.
Described as "the yardstick against which all other catchers were measured," Ray "Cracker" Schalk played for the Chicago White Sox from 1912 to 1928. Schalk was one of the "honest players" with the "Black Sox" during 1919 World Series.
Brian Cooper is Executive Editor of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. His previous biography of Dubuque County native Urban "Red" Faber is also available at Carnegie-Stout.
For more info, a recent 45-minute audio interview with Brian Cooper is available online via Iowa Public Radio's The Exchange (August 24, 2009).