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Enjoyable book that is part baseball book and part culture history of the time. It features two interesting subjects and discusses how baseball began to evolve into the the modern... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eric B.
Very good dual biography of Christy Mathewson and John McGraw, but I don't quite get the subtitle. It's great to read about the lives and careers of Big Six and Muggsy, but just... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tommy Mann
Terrific book. I have read both major biographies of John McGraw, who I admit to admire. But this book puts him and Christy Mathewson into a perspective of the times... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Demosthenese
Am a huge baseball and a new-ish fan of Frank DeFord's writing. Just didn't know he wrote books. Really enjoyed this one.Published on December 23, 2013 by L. Hicks
This book was so great I spend a day walking around POLO GROUNDS TOWERS (NYCHA) just to get a feel of the history of the Giants. Saw a historic plaque dedicated to Willie Mays. Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by james goodridge
I can't express how much I enjoyed reading this book. When I was a boy I ordered a set of hall of famer baseball cards. Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by Shrike141
This was an excellent book about old time base ball.Frank DeFord is a great writer and I could not put this book down.Published on June 9, 2012 by Steve
As a baseball fan who has had virtually a lifelong love of the game and its history, this was an enjoyable book to read. Read morePublished on May 30, 2012 by KOMET