New PDF release: The Days of Wee Willie, Old Cy and Baseball War: Scenes from

By Chuck Kimberly

ISBN-10: 0786494018

ISBN-13: 9780786494019

This account of the 4 baseball seasons of 1900 via 1903 seeks to seize the flavour of the interval through supplying every year overviews from the perspective of every staff and by way of focusing extra deeply on 30 or extra gamers of the era—not in basic terms such mythical stars as Cy younger and Willie Keeler, but in addition relative unknowns comparable to invoice Keister and Kip Selbach. every one group part is supplemented by means of a desk delivering the numerous batting and pitching records for every commonplace staff member.
the key subject matter of the interval used to be the baseball conflict among the nationwide and American leagues from 1900 to 1903. however the wide multi-season, multi-team view permits various the point of interest. The pennant races obtain due recognition yet there are different features of the baseball drama, comparable to: the getting older big name who reveals the way to expand his interval of dominance (Cy Young); the younger, unpolished phenom whose uncooked expertise permits him to excel (Christy Mathewson); and the fierce competitor who dangers damage to aid his group (Joe McGinnity or Deacon Phillippe).

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