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John Clarkson: A Chapter from Ghosts in the Gallery at Cooperstown
     

John Clarkson: A Chapter from Ghosts in the Gallery at Cooperstown

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by David L. Fleitz
 

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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

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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 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.

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:
9781476602523
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/05/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
384 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.