Arlie Latham: A Baseball Biography of the Freshest Man on Earth

Arlie Latham: A Baseball Biography of the Freshest Man on Earth

by L. M. Sutter
     
 

One of early baseball's most popular celebrities, Arlie Latham played for the St. Louis Browns in the 1880s. A brainy hitter and base-runner, he was also the sport's brashest, funniest player, his "fresh" personality bringing him as much trouble as reward. He played with the 19th century's greatest names, and was friends with everyone from King Kelly to King George

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One of early baseball's most popular celebrities, Arlie Latham played for the St. Louis Browns in the 1880s. A brainy hitter and base-runner, he was also the sport's brashest, funniest player, his "fresh" personality bringing him as much trouble as reward. He played with the 19th century's greatest names, and was friends with everyone from King Kelly to King George V. He parlayed his stardom into a vaudeville career and the first official major league coaching job. In his fifties he carried the game he loved into world war to cheer Allied troops and in his seventies went to work for the Yankees. Arlie Latham's baseball odyssey is made more compelling by the parade of players, gamblers, boxers, actors, women and mascots that passes through it, providing a unique glimpse into America's game and the people who loved it.

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this biography is a refreshing look at the personality, escapades, and foibles of a man who happened to play baseball for a living...a well researched biography....valuable...Sutter's work demonstrates that biographies of baseball's lesser-known but eminently intriguing characters can add much to our understanding of how the sport has affected American culture
SABR Deadball Committee Newsletter
"offers a colorful look at one of the early game's brightest stars...With this biography, L.M. Sutter has made an important contribution to the literature of 19th century baseball"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786461387
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/20/2012
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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