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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.
Achorn writes about teams, fans and their families. Showing the fans' enjoyment of a brief escape from the routine struggles of life. Read morePublished 7 hours 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 months ago by Mark M. Blatter MD
Just the right mix of 1880s era background and a good look at interactions between players and with management. Read morePublished 7 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 10 months ago by John M