In 1916, over 500 men played in a major league game. Many of those players' names are inseparable from baseball--39 are members of the Hall of Fame--while others have only one line in the record books. Some enjoyed highly productive careers after leaving the game; others lacked the temperament, skills or opportunities to find success after baseball. This book is the first to focus on a representative group of major leaguers, the Class of 1916, in seeking answers to the questions Who was the average major leaguer in the late deadball era? What was his background? and What became of him when his playing days ended? Introductory chapters offer background information on the era and discuss the 1916 season; provide information on the players' ethnic and geographic origins, ages, and average physical sizes; chart player performance; and summarize post-playing careers and mortality statistics for the group. The main body of the work, a biographical dictionary, is arranged alphabetically, and each entry includes career and biographical information, statistics, post-baseball accomplishments and death. Many rare photographs accompany the text.Later Des Jardien became president of a sheet metal company in Los Angeles. At age 62, he ... a star with the amateur Cleveland Tellings, was given a tryout by Connie Mack in Ai9Ai6. Appearing ... a confectionery store, served as golf professional at the country club, and coached and sponsored youth baseball clubs. He alsoanbsp;...
|Title||:||Major League Baseball Players of 1916|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2007-02-14|