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Stealing Games - How John McGraw Transformed Baseball with the 1911 New York Giants

Autor: Klein, Maury

Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing

Formato:Tapa Dura

Tipo Saldo

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Stealing Games - How John McGraw Transformed Baseball with the 1911 New York Giants :

The 1911 New York Giants stole an astonishing 347 bases, a record that still stands more than a century later. That alone makes them special in baseball history, but as Maury Klein relates in Stealing Games they also embodied a rapidly changing America on the cusp of a faster, more frenetic pace of life dominated by machines, technology, and urban culture.

Baseball, too, was evolving from the dead-ball to the live-ball era--the cork-centered ball was introduced in 1910 and structurally changed not only the outcome of individual games but the way the game itself was played, requiring upgraded equipment, new rules, and new ways of adjudicating. Changing performance also changed the relationship between management and players. The Giants had two stars--the brilliant manager John McGraw and aging pitcher Christy Mathewson--and memorable characters such as Rube Marquard and Fred Snodgrass; yet their speed and tenacity led to three pennants in a row starting in 1911. Stealing Games gives a great team its due and underscores once more the rich connection between sports and culture.

NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


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ISBN 13:9781632860248
ISBN 10:1632860244
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:288
Tamaño:9.59" l x 6.42" w x 1.35" h
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