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That Old Ball Game: Rare Photographs from Baseball's Glorious Past

Kart, Lawrence; Phillips, David R., Ed

ISBN 10: 0809284014 / ISBN 13: 9780809284016
Published by NTC/Contemporary Publishing, Chicago, 1975
Condition: Good Hardcover

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4to. 230pp. Black cloth binding with dj. Head and tail of spine and corners lightly bumped. Head and tail of spine of dj bumped. Light creasing to edges. 1 inch tear to front hinge. Frontis. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos and facsimiles. In good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 9226

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Title: That Old Ball Game: Rare Photographs from ...

Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing, Chicago

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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The true giants such as Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Tris Speaker, Rogers Hornsby, Jimmy Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Walter Johnson, Grover Alexander, and Christy Mathewson are featured. There is one breathtaking shot of a cap-less Ruth isolated against a white background, beginning his swing with fiery eyes, clenched lips, and a gargantuan body twist. But hardcore fans know how so many of the other photographed personalities achieved prominent or heroic statures in their own right, if sometimes for short periods: Roger Bresnahan, John McGraw, Hughie Jennings, Doc White, Nick Altrock, Rube Waddell, Eddie Collins, Rube Oldring, Nap Lajoie, Ed Walsh, Smoky Joe Wood, Zach Wheat, Rube Marquard, and the arch-fixer, Hal Chase. How about those great Cub teams: The peerless leader, Frank Chance; Three Finger Brown; Johnny Kling; Ed Reulbach; and that double play combo, Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance. Then there is the Philadelphia A's $100,000 infield (with apologies to how that sounds now). Most notable omissions: There is nothing on Buck Ewing, Cy Young, Addie Joss, George Sisler, Harry Heilmann, or Dazzy Vance; the 1919 Black Sox scandal is written up by Hart, but with no photos in support (although Commissioner Landis graces many pages).

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