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The research in this book is quite good.
The author strikes a great balance in telling the story of Radbourn and showing us what baseball was like in the 19th century and what life was like at that time.
I recommend this book for baseball lovers, lovers of history and even for people who enjoy reading biographies.
Well researched and documented. While the book centers on the interesting life of Charles Radbourn, Mr. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Dennis L. Morgan
Pretty interesting read. I would prefer it stick to baseball only but that's me.Published 29 days ago by chrisbee80
Achorn writes about teams, fans and their families. Showing the fans' enjoyment of a brief escape from the routine struggles of life. Read morePublished 1 month ago by William R. Shelton
This is the story of Charlie Radbourn who won 59, yes 59, games as a pitcher for the Providence Grays in 1884. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ADE/29
I like baseball stories, especially ones from a different era of baseball. This was a different "game" of baseball. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jerry Dolman
Interesting view of the 1800' in general and the early days of baseball in particular but there wasn't enough in depth writing of more of the personalities involved in the story... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark M. Blatter MD