A BASEBALL CENTURY: The First 100 Years of the National League by Henry; Bob Cook & Joe Falls Berry

A BASEBALL CENTURY: The First 100 Years of the National League

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A must for all baseball nuts. This gloriously illustrated centennial volume of the National League: includes chapters on each of the current clubs but also photos and portraits of founding fathers like pitcher Al Spalding, Chicago's immortal Cap Anson, Mike Kelly the game's first superstar and, well ... anyone who was anyone. Includes repros of baseball cards of yore (some are worth a fortune today); the national pastime in cartoons; fracases on the playing field and umpires up against it. Plus team bios of the ""Amazin' (Mets), ""From the Borough of Churches to the City of Angels"" (Dodgers) and ""Affaire de Coeur"" (Expos). Highly dramatic photos, some in color yet.

Pub Date: April 30th, 1976
Publisher: Macmillan