The Emerald Diamond: How the Irish Transformed America's Greatest Pastime: Rosen, Charley The Emerald Diamond: How the Irish Transformed America's Greatest Pastime: Rosen, Charley

The Emerald Diamond: How the Irish Transformed America's Greatest Pastime

Rosen, Charley

Published by Harper, New York, 2012
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Signed, date and dedicated by Rosen on the first title page. Tight and clean with no markings other then the dedication. The history of the Irish in baseball is much richer than anyone realizes. From early discrimination to later domination, from Mike Kelly, a society star in the 1880s, to the managerial fame of Connie Mack (ne McGillicuddy), early Irish players and managers helped shape the game of baseball in every way. From the first curveball to the first players unions, Irishmen took America s national pastime and made it their own, turning it into the glorious game we know today, as more recent players have kept alive the Irish tradition of setting records. A wild, fun, fact-filled celebration of the Irish in baseball, The Emerald Diamond intersperses interviews with current players with tales of such players as Dan Brouthers, who at 6 2 and well over 200 pounds, was the game s home-run king until Babe Ruth came along; and includes lively anecdotes about such colorfully nicknamed ballplayers as Tony the Count Mullane, Mike King Kelly, James Pud Galvin, Hugh One-Arm Daily, Frank Silk O Loughlin, and Iron Man Joe McGinnity. Just a few of the great Irish athletes featured as well are Mickey Cochrane (for whom Mickey Mantle was named); Charles Comiskey; Ed Walsh, the last pitcher to win 40 games in a single season; and Ed Delahanty, whose prodigious life and mysterious death continue to be a source of intrigue. With decade-by-decade profiles of exciting Irish figures on the field and off, The Emerald Diamond also offers important discussion on cultural and political themes relevant to their times. Shipping is USPS with Delivery Confirmation for US Delivery and USPS First Class or Priority International for Foreign shipments; shipped Boxed in recycled cardboard for a clean environment, with USPS Confirmation or Customs slip with no additional cost. Bookseller Inventory # 00350

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Title: The Emerald Diamond: How the Irish ...

Publisher: Harper, New York

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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