Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball

Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803240032
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 742
Sales rank: 504,138
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author


Norman L. Macht is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and the author of more than thirty books, including biographies of Rowdy Richard (with Dick Bartell) and Rex Barney's Thank Youuuu (with Rex Barney).

Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction     1
Growing up in East Brookfield     7
The Young Catcher     18
A Rookie in Meriden     29
The Bones Battery     39
From Hartford to Washington     44
Life in the Big Leagues     52
Mr. and Mrs. Connie Mack     60
Jumping with the Brotherhood     67
The Players' League     73
Uncertainties of Life and Baseball     84
Connie Mack, Manager     95
The Terrible-Tempered Mr. Mack     108
Fired     120
Milwaukee     131
Working the System     146
Learning How to Handle Men     159
Marching behind Ban Johnson     166
Launching the New American League     184
The City of Brotherly Love and "Uncle Ben" Shibe     194
Columbia Park and the "Athaletics"     204
Raiding the National League     209
The Bullfrogs     220
The Uniqueness of Napoleon Lajoie     227
Winning the Battle of Philadelphia     232
A Staggering Blow     259
Schreckand the Rube and the White Elephant     270
Connie Mack's First Pennant     282
Signing a Treaty     302
The Profits of Peace     308
The Macks of Philadelphia     325
The First "Official" World Series     336
Rebuilding Begins     359
"We Wuz Robbed"     378
Connie Mack's Baseball School     406
Shibe Park     421
Connie's Kids Graduate     434
World Champions     462
Mr. and Mrs. Connie Mack-Part II     492
The {dollar}100,000 Infield     498
The Home Run Baker World Series     517
Coasting Down to Third Place     545
Speaking of Money     564
Captain Hook     573
The Second Beating of John McGraw     586
Another Baseball War     603
The Athletics Win Another Pennant - Ho Hum     614
Swept     630
The End of the Beginning     649
Epilogue     673
Sources     675
Index     677

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