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Major League Baseball Profiles, 1871-1900 volume 1

The Ballplayers Who Built the Game
by David Nemec
Bison Books

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Pub Date: 2011
Format: Paperback
Pages: 660 pp.
Size: 7.25 x 10.75 inches

ISBN: 9780803230248
TB Code: 1904253
Availability: 71 in stock

In its infancy, major league baseball was anyone’s game, open to a dizzying array of rogues and scamps, athletic giants and captains of industry, hustlers, managers, and umpires who transformed club-based teams into the first professional federations with formalized rules—and commercial considerations. This two-volume work—with its profiles of every key contributor to the major league game from May 4, 1871, through December 31, 1900—is truly “inside baseball.”

Volume 1 profiles all the key position players and pitchers of the nineteenth century, giving detailed information about each player’s role in the game, his debut and finale, high points and low, most important achievements, relationship to ground-breaking diamond occurrences, in addition to fascinating personal information.