Champaign, IL: The News-Gazette, . Paperback. Foreword by Bob Costas. 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. ix, 97pp, (4p). Illustrations. Fine. Item #45653
Pristine first edition of these inspirational sports-theme essays, boldly inscribed and signed by Budig in black ballpoint on the dedication page: "For Bob Malott, / with my appreciation. / Gene." Budig (born 1939) is a noted university president and was last president (1994-99) of baseball's now-defunct American League. Robert Malott (1926-2018) was a noted Chicago business leader, CEO of FMC Corporation, Republican politico and philanthropist.