With this volume, David Nemec completes his remarkable trilogy of 19th-century baseball biographies, covering every major league player, manager, umpire, owner and league official. It provides in-depth information on many figures unknown to most historians. Each detailed entry includes vital statistics, peer-driven analysis of baseball-related skills, and an overview of the individual's role in the game. Also chronicled are players' first and last major league games, most important achievements, movements from team to team, and much more. By bringing attention to these overlooked baseball personalities, this reference work immeasurably enriches our knowledge of 19th century major league baseball.Prior to his untimely death in the fall of2011, David Ball was employed by the Classics Library at the University of ... Ball also created a register of major league sales and trades of the nineteenth century and was the book review editor of Base ... In 1994 Lyons aamp; Burford published The Rules ofBaseball, an anecdotal look at the evolution of the rules of the game and the ... into the lives of little- known major league players and was dedicated to bringing to light their overlooked greatness.
|Title||:||The Rank and File of 19th Century Major League Baseball|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2012-03-20|