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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.
Just the right mix of 1880s era background and a good look at interactions between players and with management. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael R. Piano
This was an excellent story. It gives a great description of both life in professional baseball, and every day survival in the 1880s.Published 5 months ago by John M
This book provides a very intriguing look at what can only be described as one of the most unbelievable seasons in baseball history. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Josh H.
Charles Radbourn is one of the many Hall of Fame members that most people have either never heard of, or know nothing about. Read morePublished 8 months ago by benhat
I bought this book for a friend. I read the hardcover when it first came out. If you are a fan of baseball, you will love this glimpse into the early days of the game.Published 9 months ago by JCK
I am a baseball Hx junkie and I saw his plaque at the baseball hall of fame in Cooperstown last summer. Great historical read w/ more than just baseball in those times.Published 11 months ago by Kindle Customer
Very good book about one of baseball's first superstars. The pitch that caused so much pain to his arm would today be called the screwball.Published 14 months ago by st.louis
A very detailed view of not only baseball, but of the hardships of living in 19th century America. I've read information about Hoss Radbourn and his contemporaries before, but I... Read morePublished 14 months ago by chris dail