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By Norman L. Macht,Connie Mack III

ISBN-10: 0803232632

ISBN-13: 9780803232631

ISBN-10: 0803240031

ISBN-13: 9780803240032

Connie Mack (1862–1956) used to be the Grand outdated guy of baseball and one of many game’s first actual celebrities. This ebook, spanning the 1st fifty-two years of Mack’s existence, via 1914, covers his reports as participant, supervisor, and membership proprietor and should stand because the definitive biography of baseball’s such a lot mythical and liked figure. 
Norman L. Macht chronicles Mack’s little-known beginnings. He tells how Mack, a college dropout at fourteen, created concepts for profitable baseball and rules for coping with males lengthy ahead of there have been notions of defining such matters. And he information how Mack, a key determine within the launching of the yank League in 1901, gained six of the league’s first fourteen pennants whereas serving as supervisor, treasurer, common supervisor, touring secretary, and public kinfolk and scouting director (all even as) for the Philadelphia Athletics.
This booklet brings to lifestyles the unruly origins of baseball as a game and a company. It additionally presents the 1st whole and actual photograph of a personality who used to be greater than lifestyles and but little identified: the difficult, rule-bending catcher; the peppery box chief and fan favourite; the hot-tempered younger supervisor. Illustrated with kin pictures by no means earlier than released, it presents specified perception right into a colourful character who assisted in shaping baseball as we all know it today.

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