The Heavenly Twins of Boston Baseball: A Dual Biography of Hugh Duffy and Tommy McCarthy

The Heavenly Twins of Boston Baseball: A Dual Biography of Hugh Duffy and Tommy McCarthy

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ISBN-13: 9780786434558
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/07/2008
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Attorney Donald Hubbard is a member of the Boston chapter of SABR, and has also been a newspaper columnist in Boston for the past nine years.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vii

Foreword by Richard A. Johnson 1

Preface 3

Prologue 5



1. The Silver King 9

2. The Union Association 21

3. Oshkosh by Gosh 32

4. A Star Is Born 42

5. Mac and the St. Louis Browns 53

6. See You in Chicago 64

7. Swan Song for the American Association 75

8. The Heavenly Twins Lead Boston to a Title in 1892 87

9. Repeat for the Beaneaters in 1893 97

10. Hugh Duffy Sets a Record as His Ball Park Burns Down 107

11. Where Everybody Knows Your Name 119

12. Tommy McCarthy Takes a Bow in Boston 125

13. Always a Bridegroom 134

14. The Great 1897 Race with Baltimore 144

15. Duffy’s Last Years as a Player 154

16. McCarthy’s Life After Baseball 161

17. Hugh Duffy’s Long Goodbye 171

18. Final Days 181

19. Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way 190

20. Heavenly Twins Yes, but Hall of Famers? 202



Epilogue 213

Chapter Notes 217

Bibliography 223

Index 225

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