The Rank and File of 19th Century Major League Baseball: Biographies of 1,084 Players, Owners, Managers and Umpires (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Mar 20, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 314 pages
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With this volume, David Nemec completes his remarkable trilogy of 19th-century baseball biographies, covering every major league player, manager, umpire, owner and league official. It provides in-depth information on many figures unknown to most historians. Each detailed entry includes vital statistics, peer-driven analysis of baseball-related skills, and an overview of the individual's role in the game. Also chronicled are players' first and last major league games, most important achievements, movements from team to team, and much more. By bringing attention to these overlooked baseball personalities, this reference work immeasurably enriches our knowledge of 19th century major league baseball.
  

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David Nemec, a baseball historian, novelist, and playwright, has published six novels and authored or coauthored more than thirty books on baseball. The recipient of The Sporting News Research Award, he lives in Eastport, New York.

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