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Author Macht, Norman L. (Norman Lee), 1929-

Title Connie Mack and the early years of baseball / Norman L. Macht ; with a foreword by Connie Mack III.

Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    796.357 Mack,C MACH    Available
Description xvi, 708 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Growing up in East Brookfield -- The young catcher -- A rookie in Meriden -- The bones battery -- From Hartford to Washington -- Life in the big leagues -- Mr. and Mrs. Connie Mack -- Jumping with the brotherhood -- The players' league -- Uncertainties of life and baseball -- Connie Mack, manager -- The terrible-tempered Mr. Mack -- Fired -- Milwaukee -- Working the system -- Learning how to handle men -- Marching behind Ban Johnson -- Launching the new American League -- The City of Brotherly Love and "Uncle Ben" Shibe -- Columbia Park and the "Athaletics" -- Raiding the National League -- The bullfrogs -- The uniqueness of Napoleon Lajoie -- Winning the battle of Philadelphia -- A staggering blow -- Schreck and the rube and the white elephant -- Connie Mack's first pennant -- Signing a treaty -- The profits of peace -- The Macks of Philadelphia -- The first "official" World Series -- Rebuilding begins -- "We wuz robbed" -- Connie Mack's baseball school -- Shibe Park -- Connie's kids graduate -- World champions -- Mr. and Mrs. Connie Mack--part II -- The $100,000 infield -- The home run Baker World Series -- Coasting down to third place -- Speaking of money -- Captain Hook -- The second beating of John McGraw -- Another baseball war -- The Athletics win another pennant--ho hum -- Swept -- The end of the beginning.
Subject Mack, Connie, 1862-1956.
Philadelphia Athletics (Baseball team) -- History.
Baseball managers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.
Baseball team owners -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.
Baseball -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780803232631 (cloth : alk. paper)
0803232632 (cloth : alk. paper)

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