The Great Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Major League Baseball / Edition 2

The Great Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Major League Baseball / Edition 2

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by David Nemec
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817314997

ISBN-13: 9780817314996

Pub. Date: 06/04/2006

Publisher: University of Alabama Press


The authoritative compendium of facts, statistics, photographs, and analysis that defines baseball in its formative first decades.
 
This comprehensive reference work covers the early years of major league baseball from the first game—May 4, 1871, a 2-0 victory for the Fort Wayne Kekiongas over the visiting Cleveland Forest City team—through…  See more details below

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The authoritative compendium of facts, statistics, photographs, and analysis that defines baseball in its formative first decades.
 
This comprehensive reference work covers the early years of major league baseball from the first game—May 4, 1871, a 2-0 victory for the Fort Wayne Kekiongas over the visiting Cleveland Forest City team—through the 1900 season. Baseball historian David Nemec presents complete team rosters and detailed player, manager, and umpire information, with a wealth of statistics to warm a fan’s heart.
 
Sidebars cover a variety of topics, from oddities—the team that had the best record but finished second—to analyses of why Cleveland didn’t win any pennants in the 1890s. Additional benefits include dozens of rare illustrations and narrative accounts of each year’s pennant race. Nemec also carefully charts the rule changes from year to year as the game developed by fits and starts to formulate the modern rules. The result is an essential work of reference and at the same time a treasury of baseball history.
 
This new edition adds much material unearthed since the first edition, fills gaps, and corrects errors, while presenting a number of new stories and fascinating details. David Nemec began the lifetime labor that helped produced this work in 1954 and admits it may never end, as there always will be some obscure player whose birth date has not yet been found. Until perfection is achieved, this work offers state-of-the-art accuracy and detail beyond that supplied by even modern baseball encyclopedias. As Casey Stengel, who was born during this era, was wont to say, “you could look it up.”  Now you can.
 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817314996
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
06/04/2006
Edition description:
2
Pages:
1056
Sales rank:
864,620
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 2.50(d)

Table of Contents

The annual record
The national association era (1871-75)9
The Hulbert era (1876-81)107
The rebel leagues era (1882-91)217
The league-association era (1892-1900)607
Player register
First basemen867
Second basemen874
Third basemen882
Shortstops891
Outfielders900
Catchers929
Pitchers as hitters946
Pitcher register949
Major league manager register999
Umpire roster1009
Nineteenth century single season and career leaders1013

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