New PDF release: Baseball: The Golden Age

By Harold Seymour

ISBN-10: 0195014030

ISBN-13: 9780195014037

ISBN-10: 0195059131

ISBN-13: 9780195059137

Concentrating on the years 1903 to 1930, Dr. Seymour discusses the emergence of the 2 significant leagues and the realm sequence, the sour exchange struggles and pennant rivalries, and such mythical figures as Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb.

Show description

Read or Download Baseball: The Golden Age PDF

Similar baseball books

Get Babe Ruth PDF

Unheard of through the other baseball celebrity in background, Babe Ruth used to be a full of life personality remembered for his dramatic herioism at the baseball diamond and in his existence. Kal Wagenheim illustrates this larger-than-life athlete in his booklet Babe Ruth: His existence & Legend, and describes him as either a fabricated from his formative years in Baltimore and of his early life as a brand new York Yankee.

Download e-book for iPad: Nolan Ryan: From Alvin to Cooperstown by The Sporting News, Rob Rains

Nolan Ryan: From Alvin to Cooperstown is a suite of articles and infrequent photos from the records of The wearing information. With Ryan's 1999 induction into the nationwide Baseball corridor of repute, this ebook is the 1st to seize his complete profession in images with the hot York Mets ('66-71), California Angels ('72-79), Houston Astros ('80-88), and Texas Rangers ('89-93).

Extra info for Baseball: The Golden Age

Sample text

Julius Fleischmann held stock in both Cincinnati and Philadelphia. Barney Dreyfuss, Pittsburgh owner, was another who had stock in the Phillies, and one year he shipped three players to them to help them out. New York and Boston also had financial ties with each other. Arthur Soden, Boston owner, had long held stock in the New York Giants, and after he left baseball in 1906 these holdings remained in possession of his heirs until 1928. Later, the situation was reversed. It was commonly accepted, though never proved, that when the Boston club was sold in 1919 to a New York group headed by George W.

Fewer than 14,000 cars were registered in the entire United States in 1900, a time when some ten million Americans were still pedaling bicycles. Despite opposition from various quarters, churches among them, which rated automobiles with golf as threats to the tra- 44 THE RULE OF THE TRIUMVIRS ditional Sabbath, cars increased in number inexorably year after year, until mass production of an inexpensive machine turned a flood into a torrent. The social revolution perpetrated by the automobile touched baseball as it did practically every facet of American life.

Such a continuing series of games put on day after day fed and preserved interest by dangling the fans between hope and despair as their adopted heroes (few, if any, were of local origin) battled the hated rivals. The mixture of competition and cooperation inherent in professional baseball subjects the club owners to conflicting urges: on the one hand, to strengthen their own clubs as much as they can; on the other, to keep all clubs of their league in reasonable equilibrium. 38 THE COMPONENTS OF PROFIT 39 Otherwise, games would be one-sided, the pennant race would become lopsided, and interest would fade, to the detriment of attendance.

Download PDF sample

Baseball: The Golden Age by Harold Seymour

by Charles

Rated 4.61 of 5 – based on 43 votes