Ghosts in the Gallery at Cooperstown: Sixteen Little-Known Members of the Hall of Fame [NOOK Book]

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Of the 256 players, managers, and executives in the Hall of Fame, the names we know well-Ty Cobb, Connie Mack, Willie Mays-account for a small minority. But all other members of the Hall of Fame were celebrated in their day, or else by baseball historians in the days since. Yet most fans know little about these men.

This book contains biographical and statistical information on 16 previously overlooked Hall of Famers, including Morgan G. Bulkeley, Candy Cummings, Roger ...

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Ghosts in the Gallery at Cooperstown: Sixteen Little-Known Members of the Hall of Fame

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Overview

Of the 256 players, managers, and executives in the Hall of Fame, the names we know well-Ty Cobb, Connie Mack, Willie Mays-account for a small minority. But all other members of the Hall of Fame were celebrated in their day, or else by baseball historians in the days since. Yet most fans know little about these men.

This book contains biographical and statistical information on 16 previously overlooked Hall of Famers, including Morgan G. Bulkeley, Candy Cummings, Roger Bresnahan, Jack Chesbro, Jesse Burkett, Kid Nichols, Bobby Wallace, John Clarkson, Elmer Flick, Eppa Rixey, Jake Beckley, Roger Connor, Vic Willis, Willie Wells, Frank Selee, and Bid McPhee. These men, selections of the oft-criticized Veterans Committee, all enjoyed remarkable careers-and were themselves remarkable stories, as the author discovered.

SABR member and software developer David L. Fleitz is also the author of Shoeless: The Life and Times of Joe Jackson (2001, $29.95), rated as a Top 10 sports book by Booklist and the Seymour Award finalist Louis Sockalexis: The First Cleveland Indian (2002, $28.50). He lives in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476602516
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/5/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 415 KB

Meet the Author

David L. Fleitz, author of six 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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface 1
1 Morgan G. Bulkeley 5
2 Candy Cummings 18
3 Roger Bresnahan 32
4 Jack Chesbro 47
5 Jesse Burkett 64
6 Kid Nichols 79
7 Bobby Wallace 95
8 John Clarkson 108
9 Elmer Flick 125
10 Eppa Rixey 137
11 Jake Beckley 151
12 Roger Connor 163
13 Vic Wills 176
14 Willie Wells 189
15 Frank Selee 202
16 Bid McPhee 216
Notes 229
Bibliography 239
Index 243
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Not the full book!

    The ad is, at best, misleading. You're getting one chapter of the book, not the full book.

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