Deadball Stars of the National League

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Brassey's, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 367 pages
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This new volume is the first book establishing a relationship between Brassey's, Inc. and the premier research organization in all of sports, the Society for American Baseball Research. This initial release allows you to return to one of the most colorful, popular, important, and distinct periods of baseball history. With the Society for American Baseball Research to guide you, you'll learn about the stars, the regulars, and the people behind the scenes - who were all the leading lights of the senior circuit. Through them, follow the great game's opening decades as the original eight National League franchises combated the American League, only to strike up a partnership with it and start the World Series in 1903, launching the major leagues as we know them today. Lavishly illustrated, featuring photographs and autographs of every player or person profiled, Deadball Stars of the National League gives fans a unique window into the game of inside baseball, a time when the stolen base and the sacrifice were a manager's key weapons, when pitchers finished what they started, and when the baseball itself was a sodden, misshapen, tobaccostained menace. Edited by Tom Simon and written an

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User Review  - Johnny - Goodreads

A nice coffee table book and a nice easy read that can be put down and picked up pretty easily. The book arranges the League, first is well known umpires (Hank O'Day and Bill Klem) as well as several ... Read full review

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

Excellent reference book for "quick" bios of players from the deadball era. Read full review

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Like most writers, Tom Simon has had a wide range of peculiar jobs, from sysop of a dialup chat board (before the commercial Internet) to assistant in a Member of Parliament's constituency office. One of his MP's constituents was an ardent advocate for the population of elves who lived (so he said) in a patch of wild ground in the midst of the city. Mr. Simon regrets that he was never personally involved in dealing with elf issues. However, he has met the usual assortment of witches, wizards, and one creature who styled himself Archdruid of Canada. A Canadian by birth, Mr. Simon lives in Calgary, but part of his heart will always remain among the mountains of British Columbia.

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