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Fifty-Nine in '84
     

Fifty-Nine in '84

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by Edward Achorn, Ax Norman (Read by)
 

In 1884, Providence Grays pitcher Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn won an astounding 59 games—more than anyone in major-league history ever had before, or has since. He then went on to win all three games of baseball's first World Series.

Fifty-nine in '84 tells the dramatic story not only of that amazing feat of grit but also of big-league baseball two

Overview

In 1884, Providence Grays pitcher Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn won an astounding 59 games—more than anyone in major-league history ever had before, or has since. He then went on to win all three games of baseball's first World Series.

Fifty-nine in '84 tells the dramatic story not only of that amazing feat of grit but also of big-league baseball two decades after the Civil War—a brutal, bloody sport played barehanded, the profession of uneducated, hard-drinking men who thought little of cheating outrageously or maiming an opponent to win.

It is the tale, too, of the woman Radbourn loved, Carrie Stanhope, the alluring proprietress of a boarding-house with shady overtones, a married lady who was said to have personally known every man in the National League.

Wonderfully entertaining, Fifty-nine in '84 is an indelible portrait of a legendary player and a fascinating, little-known era of the national pastime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781511397933
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
05/03/2016

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