The Major League Pennant Races of 1916: ''The Most Maddening Baseball Melee in History''

The Major League Pennant Races of 1916: ''The Most Maddening Baseball Melee in History''

by Paul G. Zinn, John G. Zinn


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786436309
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/20/2009
Pages: 319
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Paul G. Zinn is a sales manager for a virtual communications software company and was a sportswriter at three daily newspapers. He lives in Acton, Massachusetts. A long time member of the Society for American Baseball Research, John G. Zinn is the author of three books about the Brooklyn Dodgers and numerous articles and essays about the history of baseball. His blog on baseball history can be found at

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments 1

I. “Carrigan’s news was unbelievable, but it was true.” 7

II. “He couldn’t hit an elephant with a banjo.” 28

III. “A new order was at hand.” 50

IV. “I’d like to do it for Rowland’s sake.” 73

V. “A perfect imitation of a left handed fat lady sweeping out a mouse.” 97

VI. “Imbued with the idea the pennant is theirs.” 120

VII. “All of them were wild with enthusiasm.” 143

VIII. “Third in the National League, this day and date, with much thirdness.” 161

IX. “A less courageous outfit would have curled up and died.” 181

X. “Like a thunderstorm, the riot broke out.” 212

XI. “There was not much fight in them after that.” 240

Epilogue 261

Appendix A: Team Rosters and Final Statistics 265

Appendix B: Sportswriters 280

Chapter Notes 283

Bibliography 299

Index 303

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