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Jack Chesbro: A Chapter from Ghosts in the Gallery at Cooperstown
     

Jack Chesbro: A Chapter from Ghosts in the Gallery at Cooperstown

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by David L. Fleitz
 

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An irony of enshrinement at the baseball Hall of Fame is that it's no guarantee of lasting name recognition. The sport's history stretches too far back, as today fans scratch their heads about athletes and owners who were among the most celebrated public figures of their time. Who was more renowned than George Wright, baseball's greatest star during the transition

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An irony of enshrinement at the baseball Hall of Fame is that it's no guarantee of lasting name recognition. The sport's history stretches too far back, as today fans scratch their heads about athletes and owners who were among the most celebrated public figures of their time. Who was more renowned than George Wright, baseball's greatest star during the transition from amateur to professional play? Who was more feared than Big Dan Brouthers? Maybe it was Amos Rusie, who threw so hard that some say the rules makers increased the pitching distance just to make things fair. Of the 256 players, managers and executives in the Hall of Fame, the names that are known well--Ty Cobb, Connie Mack, Willie Mays--account for a small minority. This McFarland E-Single contains biographical and statistical information on Jack Chesbro, who enjoyed a remarkable career--and was a remarkable story, as the author discovered. This E-Single originally appeared in Ghosts in the Gallery at Cooperstown as Chapter 4.

Editorial Reviews

Sports Collectors Digest
"remarkable stories"
SABR Deadball Committee Newsletter
Fleitz bashes another triple off the wall...clear, elegant, and entertaining biographies...striking...well-researched...a real gem...well-written, well edited

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476602509
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/05/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
314 KB

Meet the Author

David L. Fleitz, author of eight books on baseball history, is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. A computer systems analyst, he lives in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan.

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Ghosts in the Gallery at Cooperstown: Sixteen Little-Known Members of the Hall of Fame 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ad is, at best, misleading. You're getting one chapter of the book, not the full book.