Eddie Collins: A Baseball Biography

Eddie Collins: A Baseball Biography

by Rick Huhn
     
 

In what is sure to be the definitive book on Eddie Collins's life and long career, author Rick Huhn covers the Hall of Fame player's experiences from childhood through his days at Columbia University, his tenure with the great Athletics clubs of 1906-1914, the highs and lows of a championship and scandal with the White Sox, and his return to the A's during their

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Overview

In what is sure to be the definitive book on Eddie Collins's life and long career, author Rick Huhn covers the Hall of Fame player's experiences from childhood through his days at Columbia University, his tenure with the great Athletics clubs of 1906-1914, the highs and lows of a championship and scandal with the White Sox, and his return to the A's during their final run at greatness. By the time his 25-year playing career had ended, he was a pivotal performer on five all-time great clubs, dominating his position like no one before (or since), and earning a reputation for intelligent, selfless play that followed him to Cooperstown.

Also covered in detail is his tenure with the Boston Red Sox, a team he served variously as part owner, vice-president and general manager until 1951, when after 45 years in major league baseball a stroke ended his career and, weeks later, his life.

Editorial Reviews

Sports Collectors Digest
most compelling...definitive
SABR Deadball Committee Newsletter
excellent and comprehensive biography
Nine
does a sound job with Collins's career

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786432875
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/14/2008
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Meet the Author

Rick Huhn, a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, is also the author of The Sizzler: George Sisler, Baseball's Forgotten Great. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.

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