John McGraw: A Giant in His Time

John McGraw: A Giant in His Time

by Charles Alexander

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Overview

JOHN MCGRAW is the definitive biography of perhaps the greatest figure of the first decades of major league baseball. It is John McGraw the battling third baseman and leader of the legendary Baltimore Orioles of the 1890s, pioneers of the hit-and-run, cut-off throws, and other essential baseball strategies. And it is John McGraw the unyielding manager of the hugely successful New York Giants, they of the 10 pennants and eight second place finishes in McGraw’s 32 years. McGraw was feared and respected by his players and just feared by his opponents and umpires.

Award-winning baseball historian Charles Alexander recounts the life of the complex and elusive “Little Napoleon” on and off the field, as part of a meticulously researched history of the hard-nosed, vicious world of the first decades of professional baseball. The result is not only an intimate portrait of McGraw's life, but also a fascinating depiction of the world of professional baseball in its formative years, a world that was shaped by McGraw himself as much as any other figure of his tim

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046430806
Publisher: Summer Game Books
Publication date: 11/26/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Charles Alexander is former Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, Ohio University. He is author of some of the most highly regarded baseball histories ever written, including the classics COBB and JOHN MCGRAW.

BREAKING THE SLUMP was awarded the Seymour Medal by the Society for American Baseball Research. In 2011 Alexander received the Henry Chadwick Award from the Society for American Baseball Research for excellence in historical baseball research and writing.

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