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By Maury Klein

ISBN-10: 1632860244

ISBN-13: 9781632860248

The 1911 big apple Giants stole an excellent 347 bases, a checklist that also stands greater than a century later. That by myself makes them distinct in baseball historical past, yet as Maury Klein relates in Stealing Games in addition they embodied a swiftly altering the USA at the cusp of a speedier, extra frenetic speed of existence ruled by means of machines, know-how, and concrete culture.

Baseball, too, was once evolving from the dead-ball to the live-ball era--the cork-centered ball was once brought in 1910 and structurally replaced not just the result of person video games however the approach the sport itself used to be performed, requiring upgraded gear, new principles, and new methods of adjudicating. altering functionality additionally replaced the connection among administration and gamers. The Giants had stars--the very good supervisor John McGraw and getting older pitcher Christy Mathewson--and memorable characters similar to Rube Marquard and Fred Snodgrass; but their pace and tenacity ended in 3 pennants in a row beginning in 1911. Stealing video games gives a superb group its due and underscores once again the wealthy connection among activities and culture.

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