Burleigh Grimes: Baseball's Last Legal Spitballer

Burleigh Grimes: Baseball's Last Legal Spitballer

by Joe Niese

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ISBN-13: 9780786473281
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/22/2013
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joe Niese is a librarian and member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He lives in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. View his website at http://joeniese.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword Donald Honig 1

Preface 5

Introduction 7

1 Northwoods Roots 9

2 From the Bottom to the Top, 1912-1916 18

3 Problems in Pittsburgh, 1916-1917 36

4 Boily in Brooklyn, 1918-1921 48

5 Burleigh and the Dazzler, 1922-1926 82

6 Rejuvenation, 1927-1929 118

7 Meet Me in St. Louis, 1930-1931 140

8 Grizzled Veteran, 1932-1934 163

9 Still in the Game, 1935-1964 178

10 The Hall Calls 200

11 Twilight Years 205

Appendix I Major League Statistics 211

Appendix II 36 Hall of Fame Teammates 214

Chapter Notes 215

Bibliography 222

Index 225

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