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Games, Asterisks, and People. Memoirs of a Lucky Fan. (Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by Ford C. Frick.)

FRICK, Ford C. [Christopher] (1894-1978):

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ISBN 10: 0517503468 / ISBN 13: 9780517503461
Published by New York: Crown, 1973., 1973
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First Edition. Original cloth-backed boards. A bit of foxing to edge of pages. Bookplate (of the E. H. Moores) coming loose from front pastedown. Else Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped). Inscribed on flyleaf: 'To Ernie Moore/who taught me golf/by osmosis and followed/along, and marveled./Ford Frick'. Frick 'was an American sportswriter and executive who served as president of the National League from 1934 to 1951 and as the third Commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1951 to 1965. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970. Besides Frick's election to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1970, the Hall created the Ford C. Frick Award in 1978, and presents the award annually to a baseball broadcaster for major contributions to the game. . . . In the late 1930s, Frick played a central role in establishing the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Later, during his tenure as National League president, when several members of the St. Louis Cardinals planned to protest Jackie Robinson's breaking of baseball's color barrier, Frick threatened any players involved with suspension. In 1951, he succeeded Happy Chandler as commissioner of baseball. Frick's critics accused him of favoring the NL in his rulings, such as how the 1960s expansion teams would be stocked. Frick's most highly criticized decision as commissioner was to convince baseball record-keepers to list the single-season home run records of Babe Ruth and Roger Maris separately in 1961, based on the length of the season played. Later, it was revealed that Frick had served as a ghostwriter for Ruth earlier in his career. Ultimately, the 'asterisk' was struck from the record book, as Frick had no real authority over how the records were presented' (Wikipedia). Bookseller Inventory # 21344

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Title: Games, Asterisks, and People. Memoirs of a ...

Publisher: New York: Crown, 1973.

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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