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Author Simkus, Scott.

Title Outsider baseball : the weird world of hardball on the fringe, 1876-1950 / written and illustrated by Scott Simkus.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  796.357 SIMKUS    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  796.357 SIM    Check Shelf
Description 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-294) and index.
Subject Baseball -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
ISBN 9781613748169 (hardback)
1613748167 (hardback)
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