Slide, Kelly, Slide / Edition 1

Slide, Kelly, Slide / Edition 1

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by Marty Appel
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578860032

ISBN-13: 9781578860036

Pub. Date: 04/25/1999

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Mike "King" Kelly was the hard-living, hard-drinking son of a Civil War veteran whose skills at baseball and infectious charm turned him into the game's first hero, and a symbol of what it meant to be a celebrity in America in the 1880s and 1890s. Slide, Kelly, Slide reacquaints baseball fans and scholars with this little-known pioneer of the game. Marty Appel, the

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Mike "King" Kelly was the hard-living, hard-drinking son of a Civil War veteran whose skills at baseball and infectious charm turned him into the game's first hero, and a symbol of what it meant to be a celebrity in America in the 1880s and 1890s. Slide, Kelly, Slide reacquaints baseball fans and scholars with this little-known pioneer of the game. Marty Appel, the author of several baseball books, conducted a thorough search of local archives to bring the story of King Kelly to light and place him in his proper historical context. An innovator on the field, who was not above taking advantage of the only umpire running the game, Kelly touched many aspects of American culture while a ballplayer. He was the first player to sign autographs, and wrote the game's first autobiography. A Hall of Famer and a two-time batting champion, Kelly's greatest contribution was the popularity that he brought to the game. Slide, Kelly, Slide will truly delight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578860036
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
04/25/1999
Series:
American Sports History Series, #3
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
528,416
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Slide, Kelly, Slide 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very interesting. It's about a time when sports heros were a combination of myth and reality (i.e. John L. Sullivan, Ty Cobb etc....) Highly recommended for any baseball or history fan.