Biographical Dictionary of the Baseball Hall of Fame

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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 2008, the membership had grown to 286 individuals, including players, managers, coaches, umpires, executives, and pioneers. In addition, the Hall of Fame has recognized 32 broadcasters and 59 writers with its Frick and Spink awards.
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About the Book 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 2008, the membership had grown to 286 individuals, including players, managers, coaches, umpires, executives, and pioneers. In addition, the Hall of Fame has recognized 32 broadcasters and 59 writers with its Frick and Spink awards. This extensively updated and revised edition provides essential information for every individual honored by or elected to the Hall of Fame, including the historic Class of 2006, which saw enshrinement of 17 previously overlooked greats from the Negro Leagues and pre-Negro Leagues. Each entry includes biographical information and career highlights, as well as the year of induction or recognition. Year-by-year statistics are included for the players, along with a list of transactions. More than 80 photos are new to the second edition. Read more Show Less

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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 2008, the membership had grown to 286 individuals, including players, managers, coaches, umpires, executives, and pioneers. In addition, the Hall of Fame has recognized 32 broadcasters and 59 writers with its Frick and Spink awards.
This extensively updated and revised edition provides essential information for every individual honored by or elected to the Hall of Fame, including the historic Class of 2006, which saw enshrinement of 17 previously overlooked greats from the Negro Leagues and pre-Negro Leagues. Each entry includes biographical information and career highlights, as well as the year of induction or recognition. Year-by-year statistics for regular season and postseason performance are included for the players, along with a list of transactions. An introduction discusses the history and development of the Hall of Fame and Museum, and photos have been added for the second edition.
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Journalist Skipper, a former general manager of a minor-league team and author of Umpires: Classic Baseball Stories from the Men Who Made the Calls, here offers a short biography with statistics of every baseball player, manager, and coach in the Hall of Fame--not to mention brief biographies of every umpire, executive, sportswriter and broadcaster in the hall. His biographical narratives are more factual than evaluative, though he does use telling anecdotes and stories in illustrating aspects of a career. Fuller statistical information on players can readily be found in a variety of other sources, including The Baseball Encyclopedia (Macmillan, 1996. 10th ed.). Incisive narratives about baseball personalities can be located in David L. Potter's Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Baseball (Greenwood, 1987) and Donald Dewey and Nicholas Acocella's highly entertaining The Biographical History of Baseball (Carroll & Graf, 1995). Still, this up-to-date reference tome will certainly find an audience. Recommended for larger public libraries.--Paul M. Kaplan, Lake Villa Dist. Lib., IL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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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: 8/14/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384

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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