Ghosts in the Gallery at Cooperstown: Sixteen Little-Known Members of the Hall of Fame by David L. Fleitz | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Ghosts in the Gallery at Cooperstown: Sixteen Little-Known Members of the Hall of Fame

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

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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.
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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.

Editorial Reviews

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
Sports Collectors Digest
"remarkable stories"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476602523
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/05/2004
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
384 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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ad is, at best, misleading. You're getting one chapter of the book, not the full book.