Iron Man McGinnity: A Baseball Biography

Overview

This biography traces the hard life and colorful career of "Iron Man" McGinnity from his childhood working the coalfields of Illinois to his death in 1929. McGinnity may have been the most durable hurler in the history of the sport, often pitching both games of a doubleheader. He averaged more wins per season in his 10-year major league career than any pitcher in history, and continued to pitch for two more decades in the minor leagues before retiring at 54.

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Overview

This biography traces the hard life and colorful career of "Iron Man" McGinnity from his childhood working the coalfields of Illinois to his death in 1929. McGinnity may have been the most durable hurler in the history of the sport, often pitching both games of a doubleheader. He averaged more wins per season in his 10-year major league career than any pitcher in history, and continued to pitch for two more decades in the minor leagues before retiring at 54.

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Fills a gap in baseball historiography. All libraries with comprehensive baseball collections should have this.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786442034
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/27/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Doxsie has been a sportswriter in Iowa and Illinois for 33 years and is currently the assistant managing editor for sports of the Quad-City Times in Davenport, Iowa. Doxsie has won numerous state and national awards, including first place for enterprise reporting from the Associated Press Sports Editors in 2000.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface 1

Prologue 3

1 A Coal Miner's Son 5

2 Decatur 9

3 Indian Territory 13

4 A New Profession 18

5 Kansas City 25

6 The Nickel Rocket 32

7 Robbie and Mac 42

8 Brooklyn 49

9 A Whole New League 57

10 Back to the NL 63

11 Arm of Iron 69

12 Total Domination 74

13 A World Series 82

14 Comeuppance 91

15 Signs of Decline 95

16 One Final, Wild Season 101

17 Newark 111

18 Tacoma 120

19 Montana 133

20 Northwest Encore 147

21 Working for Staley 151

22 Back to the Minors 161

23 A New Challenge 166

24 The Final Years 176

25 A Faded Legend 185

Appendix A Statistics 189

Appendix B Records Held 190

Chapter Notes 191

Bibliography 203

Index 207

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