Glory of Their Times

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Harper Collins, Mar 19, 1992 - Sports & Recreation - 384 pages
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The Story of the
Early Days of Baseball
Told by the Men Who
Played It

 

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Shortly after the death of legendary baseball player Ty Cobb in 1961, Ritter, armed with a portable tape recorder, attempted to obtain an oral history of early-20th-century baseball from Cobb's ... Read full review

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The quote from Red Barber on the cover is correct; it is the best baseball book ever. If you haven't read it yet, do not read anything else until you get The Glory of Their Times and have read it. Dr. Ritter has collected via tape recorded interviews priceless gems in the recollections of some wonderful old men who once upon a time got to live out their childhood dream.
That their vivid memories of events forty and fifty years earlier survived the ravages of time is easily understood when one can hear the the joy, happiness, warmth of the camaraderie and love for the game that Ritter allows to carry through their words and onto the written page.
Read it. You'll laugh; you'll cry' but most of all, you'll be in awe of these wonderful men.
 

Contents

Rube Marquard 190825
1
Tommy Leach 18981918
20
Davy Jones 190115
34
Sam Crawford 18991917
47
George Gibson 190518
70
Jimmy Austin 190922
78
Fred Snodgrass 190816
91
Stanley Coveleski 191628
117
Bill Wambsganss 191426
231
Sam Jones 191435
241
Bob OFarrell 191535
251
Specs Toporcer 192128
259
Lefty ODoul 191934
271
Goose Goslin 192138
279
Willie Kamm 192335
290
Heinie Groh 191227
299

Al Bridwell 190515
124
Harry Hooper 190925
139
Joe Wood 190822
154
Chief Meyers 190917
170
Hans Lobert 190317
185
Babe Herman 192645
210
EddRoush 191331
218
Hank Greenberg 193347
306
Paul Waner 192645
332
Acknowledgments
349
Picture Credits
351
Index
353
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Lawrence S. Ritter (1922-2004) was chairman of the Department of Finance at the Graduate School of Business Administration of New York University. He collaborated with fellow baseball historian Donald Honig on The Image of Their Greatness and The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time but is best known for The Glory of Their Times, one of the most famous sports books ever published.

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