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Title Outsider baseball : the weird world of hardball on the fringe, 1876-1950 / written and illustrated by Scott Simkus.
Author Simkus, Scott, author.
Publication Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2014]
Description 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 796.35709 S
Summary "With new research and revelations, 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, provides an understanding of how vast and eclectic the world of professional baseball was during the first half of the 20th century: an alternate baseball universe where Babe Ruth, Rube Waddell, and John McGraw crossed bats with the [minor and semipro leagues], Cuban Stars, Tokyo Giants, Brooklyn Bushwicks, famous Negro league teams, and novelty acts such as the House of David and Bloomer Girls."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-294) and index.
Subject Baseball -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Baseball. (OCoLC)fst00827904
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
1900 - 1999
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781613748169 (hardback)
1613748167 (hardback)

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