At the Old Ballgame

At the Old Ballgame

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Before multimillion-dollar salaries, luxury boxes, and player strikes became synonymous with professional sports, there existed the belief in playing simply qfor the love of the game.q Nothing captures that spirit better than these twenty classic pieces about America's favorite pastime. Collected here are the writings of Ring Lardner, Zane Grey, the Giants' immortal Christy Mathewson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Finley Peter Dunne (who for a time was America's most popular humorist after Mark Twain), Burt Standish (creator of that all-American hero, Frank Merriwell), and many more. Baseball's golden era may have long since passed, but in the pages of CLASSIC BASEBALL STORIES, you can still sit in the bleachers for a nickel. Relive the golden era of baseball with timeless classics from: Albert G. Spalding Henry Chadwick Ernest Lawrence Thayer Grantland Rice Sol White Brig. Gen. Fredrick Funston Zane Grey Candy Cummings Alfred H. Spink Burt L. Standish Lester Chadwick Finley Peter Dunne Christy Mathewson Damon Runyon Grover Cleveland Alexander Gerald Beaumont Ring Lardner Hugh Fullerton Ralph D. Blanpied Charles E. Van Loan P.G. WodehouseIt was invented by one ofold man Pharaoha#39;s boys in the days of the Nile Valley League. It is hard to ... It just goes to show how much solid ivory a baseball scout can dig up when his travelling expenses are paid. The idea is very simple. First you ... About midnight the boys held a conference and decided that 201 His Own Stuff.

Title:At the Old Ballgame
Author:Jeff Silverman
Publisher:Globe Pequot - 2014-02-18


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