CONNIE MACK'S BASEBALL BOOK by Connie Mack

CONNIE MACK'S BASEBALL BOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Distinguished by the name of the great Cornelius McGillicudy, the grand old man of the Philadelphia Athletics, packed with hints on play, anecdotes of the greats, and explicit diagrams, this baseball book should be a hit with the boys. Beginning with the flattering assumption that the reader is seriously considering a baseball career, the author discusses the league setup, how to start about breaking into baseball, qualifications, -- physical, mental and moral- of a player and even a bit about contracts. When the aspiring big leaguer returns from dreams of glory, he can read the many practical rules and hints about choosing the position he would or should like to play, a careful analysis of the requirements for each position and some mention of technique. All this and plenty of ""I remember"" anecdotes. A big campaign planned for this one.

Pub Date: April 17th, 1950
Publisher: Knopf