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Biographical Dictionary of American Sports [Three Volumes] [3 volumes]: Set, Baseball, Revised and Expanded Edition

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A standard source of first referral, Porter's multivolume Biographical Dictionary of American Sports now adds a long-awaited revised and expanded edition of the popular 1987 Baseball volume and its supplements. This 3-volume work profiles over 1,450 baseball luminaries, including current stars, former major league players, managers, umpires, executives, and Negro League and All-American Girls Professional Baseball League stars. All entries from earlier volumes are revised and updated, and 477 new figures are ...

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Overview

A standard source of first referral, Porter's multivolume Biographical Dictionary of American Sports now adds a long-awaited revised and expanded edition of the popular 1987 Baseball volume and its supplements. This 3-volume work profiles over 1,450 baseball luminaries, including current stars, former major league players, managers, umpires, executives, and Negro League and All-American Girls Professional Baseball League stars. All entries from earlier volumes are revised and updated, and 477 new figures are added. A handy reference, this comprehensive work provides more biographical information on these baseball professionals than any other reference available.

Contributed by baseball historians, educators, and journalists, each profile highlights biographical data, career records, accomplishments, and honors; discusses the subject's accomplishments; and provides bibliographic information. These volumes will be an invaluable reference for baseball aficionados and all libraries.

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Adds 616 athletes, 30 of them women, to the nearly 3,000 covered in the first five volumes of the series. Articles of about a page in length profile the careers and achievements of noted figures from baseball, football, basketball, golf, swimming, shooting, auto racing, other sports, and print and electronic communications. A bibliography is included for each. Arranged by sport, and indexed alphabetically and by birthplace. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313298844
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 2064
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 3.75 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID L. PORTER is Louis Tuttle Shangle Professor of History at William Penn College.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Biographical Dictionary of American Sports

Baseball, Revised and Expanded Edition

Appendix 1: Entries by Place of Birth

Appendix 2: Entries by Main Position Played

Appendix 3: Major League Managers

Appendix 4: Major League Executives

Appendix 5: Major League Umpires

Appendix 6: National Baseball Hall of Fame Members

Appendix 7: Negro League Entries

Appendix 8: All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Entries

Index

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