The Book of Baseball, The National Game from the Earliest Days to the Present Season. William PATTEN, J. Walker McSPADDEN, and compilers.
The Book of Baseball, The National Game from the Earliest Days to the Present Season
The Book of Baseball, The National Game from the Earliest Days to the Present Season
The Book of Baseball, The National Game from the Earliest Days to the Present Season
The Book of Baseball, The National Game from the Earliest Days to the Present Season

The Book of Baseball, The National Game from the Earliest Days to the Present Season

New York: P.F. Collier & Son, Publishers, 1911. Boards. [SPORTS] [BASEBALL]. Folio (15 ½” x 11”); color illustrated boards, maroon cloth shelf-back; 159pp; b&w photographic illustrations throughout; scuffing and general wear to board edges, light soiling and stain to front, scuffing to head and tail of spine; binding tight and interior unmarked; very good. Very good. Item #1438

Impressive volume covering the history of game of baseball from its early years through the formation of the National and American Leagues, minor leagues (the National Association of Professional Ball Leagues, the Eastern League, the American Association, the Western League, the Pacific Coast League, the Southern Association), star players and their plays, the making of a championship club, Chasing the Pennant, and a chapter on the Troubles of an Umpire. A chapter on the Art of Pitching and famous pitchers including Spalding, Radbourne, Rusie, Clark Griffith, Mathewson, Mordecai Brown, Jack Coombs, Bender the Indian, Mullin of Detroit, ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan, Reulbach, Russell Ford, Wiltse, ‘Nap’ Rucker, Walsh, Lush, ‘King’ Cole, ‘Old Cy’ Young, and others. Also, a review of the 1910 season and the season in 1911.

Price: $300.00

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