Johnny Kling

Author: Gil Bogen
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786424141
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Johnny Kling from the Author: Gil Bogen. Presents the life and accomplishments of one of the greatest catchers of all time, Chicago Cub Johnny Kling, and discusses the reasons for his absence from baseball in 1909 and the question of his Jewish heritage.

Johnny Kling

Author: Carleton Olegario M. Ximo
ISBN: 9786136635415
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Johnny Kling from the Author: Carleton Olegario M. Ximo. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Kling (February 25, 1875 in Kansas City, Missouri - January 31, 1947 in Kansas City) was a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs (the Chicago Orphans until 1903) (1900-1908, 1910-1911), Boston Rustlers & Braves (1911-1912), and Cincinnati Reds (1913). John Gransfield (Johnny) Kling was born and raised in Kansas City, the son of John (a baker) and Caroline Kling. It was expected that he would work in the bakery business, as his brother Charles seems to have done, but Johnny fell in love with baseball. By the age of fifteen, he was playing amateur ball.3

Rob Neyer S Big Book Of Baseball Lineups

Author: Rob Neyer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743241748
Size: 62.60 MB
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Rob Neyer S Big Book Of Baseball Lineups from the Author: Rob Neyer. Provides a close-up look at every position on every major-league team, past and present, to answer controversial questions about the best and worst players in the major leagues and offers fascinating new insights into the careers of players, both famous and obscure. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Chicago Cubs

Author: Art Ahrens
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738551302
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Chicago Cubs from the Author: Art Ahrens. It has been a long time. Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance--that "trio of bear cubs" immortalized in poem and enshrined as a unit in Cooperstown--formed the core of a ball club that brought Chicago baseball fans backtoback World Series championships 100 years ago. And fans are still waiting for victory number three. Chicago Cubs: Tinker to Evers to Chance brings the reader back to the notsohalcyon days of spitball pitchers, insidethepark home runs, and an era when raucous fans lined the foul lines, often a little too close for comfort for the visiting ballplayers. Beginning in 1898 with the acquisition of a green Frank Chance and following the team's exploits through the 1916 season, the last for Joe Tinker in a Cubs uniform, this is the story of Wrigleyville's favorite tenants, before there was a Wrigleyville.

Good To The Last Out

Author: Theo Tate
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496917146
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Good To The Last Out from the Author: Theo Tate. On October 13, 1903, Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Dinneen recorded the first final out of the World Series by striking out Honus Wagner of the Pittsburgh Pirates in game eight of the first World Series in front of over 7,400 people at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds in Boston. By getting the final out, Dinneen helped the Red Sox capture the first of their eight World Series championships. Since then, the last out of the World Series has been a major symbol in American sports. This book chronicles the 96 players who made the last out of the World Series from Joe Tinker to Joe Rudi. It also chronicles the hitters who made the last out of the Fall Classic from Willie McCovey to Willie McGee. If you love baseball and if you love the World Series, this is the book for you. It shows baseball is good to the last out.

Chicago Cubs Yesterday Today

Author: Steve Johnson
Publisher: MVP Books
ISBN: 1610600940
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Chicago Cubs Yesterday Today from the Author: Steve Johnson. Open this book and explore the life and times of one of the most storied franchises in all of professional sports, the Chicago Cubs. Pairing historical black-and-white images with contemporary photographs of the modern game, Chicago Cubs Yesterday & Today celebrates more than a century of ups and downs in the history of the team and its legions of rabid fans. The book examines the ballparks, the teams, the players, and the colorful characters that have defined Cubs baseball and earned the loyalty of fans nationwide. Photos and text trace the history of the ball club from its origins in the 1870s to the latest accomplishments on the field, comparing the diamond heroes of today with those of yesteryear. In these pages you will encounter legendary batsmen from the Cubs roster, hitters like Cap Anson, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Ryne Sandberg, Sammy Sosa, and Derrek Lee. Youll see the dominating pitchers, from Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown to Carlos Zambrano. And youll meet the stars of the broadcast booth---Jack Brickhouse, Ronald Reagan, Harry Caray---and other behind-the-scenes figures who have played a revolutionary role in the development of the team and the game of baseball. A feast for Cubs fans and baseball aficionados, this journey through more than a hundred years of Chicago baseball encapsulates our national pastime at its best. It is the next best thing to a seat at Wrigley Field on a sunny summer afternoon.

Johnny Evers

Author: Dennis Snelling
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786475919
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Johnny Evers from the Author: Dennis Snelling. For more than a century Johnny Evers has been conjoined with Chicago Cubs teammates Frank Chance and Joe Tinker, thanks to eight lines of verse penned by a well-known New York columnist. He has been caricatured as a scrawny, sour man who couldn't hit and who owed his fame to that poem. In truth Johnny Evers was the heartbeat of one of the greatest teams of the 20th century and the fiercest competitor this side of Ty Cobb. He was at the center of one of baseball's greatest controversies, a chance event that sealed his stardom and stole a pennant from John McGraw and the New York Giants in 1908. Six years later, following a stunning set of reversals and tragedies that resulted in his suffering a nervous breakdown, he made a comeback with the Boston Braves and led that team to the most improbable of championships. Spanning the time from his birth in Troy, New York, to his death less than a year after his election to the Hall of Fame, this is the biography of a man who literally wrote the book about playing his position and set the standard for winning baseball.

When The Cubs Won It All

Author: George R. Matthews
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786454121
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When The Cubs Won It All from the Author: George R. Matthews. In the fall of 1908, no one could have guessed that the Chicago Cubs, a team that had dominated the National league three straight years, would for a century be shut out in its efforts to reclaim the world championship. Stars like Frank Chance, Ed Reulbach, and Three Finger Brown were still in their prime, and the Cubs had just emerged the winner in the most remarkable pennant race in history. In the decades since, the achievement of the 1908 Cubs has been overshadowed first by the events of the season, which included the Merkle Game and a playoff that pitted two all-time great pitchers against each other, and more recently by the calendar, as the centennial anniversary of the last Cubs championship closed in. This book rescues the 1908 team from its status as footnote to baseball history, following one of the all-time great clubs on a thrilling, season-long march toward the World Series.

Ty Cobb

Author: Charles C. Alexander
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019992323X
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Ty Cobb from the Author: Charles C. Alexander. Ty Cobb was one of the most famous baseball players who every lived. The author puts Cobb into the context of his times, describing the very different game on the field then, and successfully probes Cobb's complex personality.

The Good The Bad The Ugly Detroit Tigers

Author: George Cantor
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1617491411
Size: 25.85 MB
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The Good The Bad The Ugly Detroit Tigers from the Author: George Cantor. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Tigers highlights, lowlights, wonderful and wacky memories, legends and goats, the famous and the infamous. You'll relive the impressive run to the World Series in 2006 but also the horrendous years, when Tigers were in the cellar of their division. The clutch hitting of Kirk Gibson in the 1984 World Series but also the disastrous 2003 season.The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Detroit Tigersincludes the best and worst Tiger teams and players of all time, the most clutch performances and performers, the biggest choke jobs and chokers, great comebacks and blown leads, plus overrated and underrated Tiger players and coaches. There are Tigers you loved for all the right reasons, and those you couldn't stand, sublime and embarrassing records, and trades, both savvy and savagely bad. Brawls and fights. Rivalries. Compelling photos. And much, much more.