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Sunday at the Ballpark

Knickerbocker, Wendy

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ISBN 10: 0810837277 / ISBN 13: 9780810837270
Published by Scarecrow Press
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0810837277 Signed by the author on the title page. Light shelfwear. Bookseller Inventory # 15JUL320

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Title: Sunday at the Ballpark

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Paperback edition available October, 2003. Billy Sunday was among the greatest of American evangelists. During the first quarter of the twentieth century his sermons reached hundreds of thousands of people, and he was widely quoted and admired. He was an influential social leader who supported and popularized conservative causes, and he was an ardent champion of Prohibition.

But this was not all Billy Sunday was noted for. He was also well known as a former professional baseball player. During the heyday of Ty Cobb and Christy Matthewson, he set base-stealing records in the 1880s and to have been the first baseball player to refuse to play on Sundays. Many say his reputation as a baseball player was not rightfully deserved. Although his skill alone may not have topped the charts, he was exceptional in his personality, behavior and exciting style of play.

In this work, Wendy Knickerbocker explores Sunday's professional baseball career to examine the coming of age of an interesting and important character in American history. Detail is given to the entirety of his career as well as his playing style. She includes his struggles and accomplishments in his professional career as well as his religious one. A bibliography encourages further reference.

About the Author:

Wendy Knickerbocker is an academic librarian and a Maine native. She is currently Director of Library Services at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.

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