The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-06
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Great news for baseball fans--here is Lawrence Ritter's remarkable and universally hailed classic, now available in trade paperback. This is the enlarged edition, with 120 fantastic and rare photographs, of the 1966 original. In the words of 26 players, it describes what it was like to play major league baseball at the turn of the century and in the decades shortly thereafter.

Author Biography

Lawrence s. Ritter (1922-2004) was chairman of the Department of Finance at the Graduate School of Business Administration of New York University. He collaborated with fellow baseball historian Donald Honig on The Image of Their Greatness and The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time but is best known for The Glory of Their Times, one of the most famous sports books ever published.

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Enlarged Editionp. ix
Original Prefacep. xv
Rube Marquard [1908-25]p. 1
Tommy Leach [1898-1918]p. 20
Davy Jones [1901-15]p. 34
Sam Crawford [1899-1917]p. 47
George Gibson [1905-18]p. 70
Jimmy Austin [1909-22]p. 78
Fred Snodgrass [1908-16]p. 91
Stanley Coveleski [1916-28]p. 117
Al Bridwell [1905-15]p. 124
Harry Hooper [1909-25]p. 139
Joe wood [1908-22]p. 154
Chief Meyers [1909-17]p. 170
Hans Lobert [1903-17]p. 185
Rube Bressler [1914-32]p. 198
Babe Herman [1926-45]p. 201
Edd Roush [1913-31]p. 218
Bill Wambsganss [1914-26]p. 231
Sam Jones [1914-35]p. 241
Bob O'Farrell [1915-35]p. 251
Specs Toporcer [1921-28]p. 259
Lefty O'Doul [1919-34]p. 271
Goose Goslin [1921-38]p. 279
Willie Kamm [1923-35]p. 290
Heinie Groh [1912-27]p. 299
Hank Greenberg [i933-47]p. 306
Paul Waner [1926-45]p. 332
Acknowledgmentsp. 249
Picture Creditsp. 251
Indexp. 353
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