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Not What I Expected,
This review is from: The Old Ball Game: How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the New York Giants Created Modern Baseball (Hardcover)
Deford's book touches mostly on the personal lives of and relationship betweeen Mathewson and McGraw. If that's your principal interest, then it's a fine book. But the author says little of substance about the transition from the Deadball Era to the modern game. If that's your principal interest, then look elsewhere.