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Title Outsider baseball [electronic resource] : the weird world of hardball on the fringe, 1876-1950 / written and illustrated by Scott Simkus.
Author Simkus, Scott.
Publication Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, 2014.
Description 1 online resource
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Call # eBOOK
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Baseball -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History.
Baseball. (OCoLC)fst00827904
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Simkus, Scott. Outsider baseball. Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2014] 9781613748169 (DLC) 2013035612 (OCoLC)840465089
ISBN 1306373069 (electronic bk.)
9781306373067 (electronic bk.)
9781613748190 (electronic bk.)
1613748191 (electronic bk.)
9781613748176 (electronic bk.)
1613748175 (electronic bk.)

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