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Outsider Baseball

The Weird World of Hardball on the Fringe, 1876-1950
Simkus, Scott (Book - 2014 )
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"With new research and revelations that will surprise even the most ardent baseball history buffs, this engaging account tells the story of the mostly forgotten world of the mercenaries, scalawags, and outcasts who made up the independent professional ball clubs. Combining meticulous research with modern analytics, the book provides a deeper understanding of how vast and eclectic the world of professional baseball was during the first half of the 20th century. It illuminates an alternate baseball universe where Babe Ruth, Rube Waddell, and John McGraw crossed bats with the Cuban Stars, Tokyo Giants, Brooklyn Bushwicks, dozens of famous Negro league teams, and novelty acts such as the House of David and Bloomer Girls. Written in a gritty prose style, this entertaining book shares the stories of these unsung players and uses a critical lens to separate fact from fiction"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Simkus, Scott
Title: Outsider baseball
the weird world of hardball on the fringe, 1876-1950
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, Chicago Review Press,, [2014]
Characteristics: 309 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: written and illustrated by Scott Simkus
Summary: "With new research and revelations that will surprise even the most ardent baseball history buffs, this engaging account tells the story of the mostly forgotten world of the mercenaries, scalawags, and outcasts who made up the independent professional ball clubs. Combining meticulous research with modern analytics, the book provides a deeper understanding of how vast and eclectic the world of professional baseball was during the first half of the 20th century. It illuminates an alternate baseball universe where Babe Ruth, Rube Waddell, and John McGraw crossed bats with the Cuban Stars, Tokyo Giants, Brooklyn Bushwicks, dozens of famous Negro league teams, and novelty acts such as the House of David and Bloomer Girls. Written in a gritty prose style, this entertaining book shares the stories of these unsung players and uses a critical lens to separate fact from fiction"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 1613748167
9781613748169
Branch Call Number: 796.357 S5899o 2014
Copyright Date: ©2014
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-294) and index
Subject Headings: Baseball United States History 20th century
Topical Term: Baseball
LCCN: 2013035612
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This book escorts you to the greatness of the teams and players trying to make a name for themselves by simply trying to get to the Major Leagues. Tooth and nail, blood and grime, find out what it was like on baseball's outer edges.


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