More than Merkle: A History of the Best and Most Exciting Baseball Season in Human History

More than Merkle: A History of the Best and Most Exciting Baseball Season in Human History

by David W. Anderson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803210566

ISBN-13: 9780803210561

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press


“I have done a report of some kind on the Fred Merkle story, whether in print, on radio, or on TV, on or about its anniversary, September 23, virtually every year since I was in college. The saga has always seemed to me to be a microcosm not just of baseball, nor of celebrity, but of life. The rules sometimes change while you’re playing the game. Those

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“I have done a report of some kind on the Fred Merkle story, whether in print, on radio, or on TV, on or about its anniversary, September 23, virtually every year since I was in college. The saga has always seemed to me to be a microcosm not just of baseball, nor of celebrity, but of life. The rules sometimes change while you’re playing the game. Those you trust to tell you the changes often don’t bother to. That for which history still mocks you, would have gone unnoticed if you had done it a year or a month or a day before. That’s who Fred Merkle is. I have often proposed September 23 as a national day of amnesty, in Fred Merkle's memory.”—Keith Olbermann, from his foreword.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803210561
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.13(d)
Lexile:
1240L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations,viii
List of Tables,ix
Foreword by Keith Olbermann,xi
Acknowledgments,xiii
Introduction,xvii
1 Baseball Turned Upside Down: The 1906 World Series,1
2 The Game in 1908: Dead Ball Era Baseball,10
3 The Teams of 1908: A Look at the Players,35
4 The Men in Blue: The Umpires of 1908,87
5 April: The Best Hopes of Fans,105
6 May: The Makings of a Pennant Race,115
7 June: The Race Is On,127
8 July: Gain the Edge,137
9 August: The Storm Clouds Gather,150
10 September: All Hell Breaks Loose,164
11 October: Down to the Wire,184
12 Scandals of 1908: Delayed Reckoning,210
Appendixes,225
Notes,241
Bibliographic Essay,251
Index,255

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