The Rank and File of 19th Century Major League Baseball: Biographies of 1,084 Players, Owners, Managers and Umpires

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With this volume, David Nemec completes his remarkable trilogy of 19th-century baseball biographies, covering every major league player, manager, umpire, owner and league official. It provides in-depth information on many figures unknown to most historians. Each detailed entry includes vital statistics, peer-driven analysis of baseball-related skills, and an overview of the individual's role in the game. Also chronicled are players' first and last major league games, most important achievements, movements from ...

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Overview

With this volume, David Nemec completes his remarkable trilogy of 19th-century baseball biographies, covering every major league player, manager, umpire, owner and league official. It provides in-depth information on many figures unknown to most historians. Each detailed entry includes vital statistics, peer-driven analysis of baseball-related skills, and an overview of the individual's role in the game. Also chronicled are players' first and last major league games, most important achievements, movements from team to team, and much more. By bringing attention to these overlooked baseball personalities, this reference work immeasurably enriches our knowledge of 19th century major league baseball.

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Having covered the careers of the 19th century's most distinguished major leaguers in Major League Baseball Profiles, 1871–1900, Nemec now turns to baseball figures of that time—players, managers, umpires, and owners—whose marks weren't quite as indelible, including those who have been inaccurately referenced or barely even documented elsewhere. The 1871 to 1900 dates frame the first appearance of a major league and the last year before a second major league emerged. This voluminous book (lacking source citations) is arranged alphabetically by name within position categories, either on or off the field. Each biographical sketch also includes career statistics, debut and finale summaries, etc. Impressively comprehensive, this reference work will be a boon to serious baseball historians looking to fill gaps or correct errors in previous research.—D.K.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786468904
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/20/2012
  • Pages: 327
  • Sales rank: 991,467
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Nemec, a baseball historian, novelist, and playwright, has published six novels and authored or coauthored more than thirty books on baseball. The recipient of The Sporting News Research Award, he lives in Eastport, New York.

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