By Ronald T. Waldo

Baseball throughout the past due 1800s and the Deadball period was once choked with competitive, hard-nosed avid gamers who had no qualms approximately showing belligerent habit whereas tenaciously attaining victory at the diamond. those exact and kooky contributors helped the sport develop in recognition via their brilliance at the box and their mythical exploits off it. From supervisor Miller Huggins battling with a tumbler over thick, juicy steaks to Rube Waddell getting arrested for tossing doughnuts on the hairstyle of a waitress, their tales saved baseball enthusiasts entertained in the course of the season—and nonetheless entertain us this day.

In Characters from the Diamond: Wild occasions, loopy Antics, and specified stories from Early Baseball, Ronald T. Waldo chronicles the adventures of an unheard of staff of avid gamers, managers, and umpires whose stories proceed to outline that period of baseball. From the times of Chris Von der Ahe while his St. Louis Browns ruled the yankee organization to the good struggle, this booklet offers an array of detailed tales, unusual debts, and funny anecdotes regarding the boys who have been the very textile of the sport in the course of that point interval. Baseball icons comparable to John McGraw, Willie Keeler, Ty Cobb, Frank probability, Rube Waddell, and Mike Donlin are profiled during this e-book, whereas a number of lesser-known players—including Arthur Evans, Jack Rowan, invoice Kellogg, invoice Bailey, Ping Bodie, and William Dugan—are additionally given their second within the solar along their extra recognized baseball brethren.

Characters from the Diamond breathes existence again into baseball from the overdue 19th century and Deadball period. Illuminating, exciting, and remarkable, those tales surrounding the various game’s most unusual participants paint a funny, off-beat photograph of an often-forgotten period for baseball fanatics in all places.

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