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Biographical Dictionary of the Baseball Hall of Fame
     

Biographical Dictionary of the Baseball Hall of Fame

by John C. Skipper
 

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In January 1936, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson became charter members in an exclusive club: the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. By 1998 the membership had grown to 237 players, managers, coaches, umpires, executives, writers and broadcasters.

This biographical dictionary provides pertinent

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In January 1936, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson became charter members in an exclusive club: the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. By 1998 the membership had grown to 237 players, managers, coaches, umpires, executives, writers and broadcasters.

This biographical dictionary provides pertinent information on all 237 of the Hall of Fame inductees. Statistical summaries are complemented by revealing insights into little-publicized aspects of the careers of baseball's greatest achievers. A brief history of the Hall of Fame is also included.

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Provides information on all 237 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. Statistical summaries are complemented by insights into little- publicized aspects of the careers of baseball's greatest achievers. A brief history of the Hall of Fame is given. The author is a newspaper journalist and former general manager of a minor league baseball team. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786438037
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/14/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

John C. Skipper, a political reporter for the Mason City (Iowa) Globe Gazette, has written numerous books on politics and baseball, including The Iowa Caucuses and acclaimed biographies of Grover Cleveland Alexander, Dazzy Vance and Charlie Gehringer.

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