Fifty-nine in '84

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Zusatztext "This is a beautifully written! meticulously researched story about a bygone baseball era that even die-hard fans will find foreign! and about a pitcher who might have been the greatest of all time." Zusammenfassung All fans of baseball! all fans of a good story! will love this book." Professor Gordon Wood! Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize winner This is a beautifully written! meticulously researched story about a bygone baseball era that even die-hard fans will find foreign! and about a pitcher who might have been the greatest of all time. Joseph J. Ellis! Pulitzer prize-winning historian Following in the tradition of the sleeper bestseller Crazy '08! Fifty-Nine in '84 is the story of Charles Radbourn! a brilliant major league baseball pitcher who! in the 1884 season! won an astonishing 59 games! a record that has never been broken. Set against the backdrop of 19th century baseball! Fifty-Nine in '84 gives readers a glimpse of the dangerous and violent game that preceded the sport we enjoy today. Informationen zum Autor Edward Achorn! a Pulitzer Prize finalist for distinguished commentary! is the deputy editorial pages editor of the Providence Journal . Klappentext In 1884! Providence Grays pitcher Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn won an astounding fifty-nine gamesmore than anyone in major-league history ever had before! or has since. He then went on to win all three games of baseball's first World Series. Fifty-nine in '84 tells the dramatic story not only of that amazing feat of grit but also of big-league baseball two decades after the Civil Wara brutal! bloody sport played barehanded! the profession of uneducated! hard-drinking men who thought little of cheating outrageously or maiming an opponent to win. Wonderfully entertaining! Fifty-nine in '84 is an indelible portrait of a legendary player and a fascinating! little-known era of the national pastime. ...

This is a beautifully written, meticulously researched story about a bygone baseball era that even die-hard fans will find foreign, and about a pitcher who might have been the greatest of all time.

Autorentext

Edward Achorn, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for distinguished commentary, is the deputy editorial pages editor of the Providence Journal.



Klappentext

In 1884, Providence Grays pitcher Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn won an astounding fifty-nine games—more than anyone in major-league history ever had before, or has since. He then went on to win all three games of baseball's first World Series.

Fifty-nine in '84 tells the dramatic story not only of that amazing feat of grit but also of big-league baseball two decades after the Civil War—a brutal, bloody sport played barehanded, the profession of uneducated, hard-drinking men who thought little of cheating outrageously or maiming an opponent to win. Wonderfully entertaining, Fifty-nine in '84 is an indelible portrait of a legendary player and a fascinating, little-known era of the national pastime.



Zusammenfassung

“All fans of baseball, all fans of a good story, will love this book."
— Professor Gordon Wood, Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize winner

“This is a beautifully written, meticulously researched story about a bygone baseball era that even die-hard fans will find foreign, and about a pitcher who might have been the greatest of all time.” — Joseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer prize-winning historian

Following in the tradition of the sleeper bestseller Crazy ‘08, Fifty-Nine in '84 is the story of Charles Radbourn, a brilliant major league baseball pitcher who, in the 1884 season, won an astonishing 59 games, a record that has never been broken. Set against the backdrop of 19th century baseball, Fifty-Nine in '84 gives readers a glimpse of the dangerous and violent game that preceded the sport we enjoy today.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Fifty-nine in '84
Untertitel
Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had
Autor
EAN
9780061825873
ISBN
978-0-06-182587-3
Format
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Herausgeber
Harper Collins (US)
Genre
Sport
Anzahl Seiten
400
Gewicht
336g
Größe
H203mm x B137mm x T27mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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