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A clever base-ballist : the life and times of John Montgomery Ward, Bryan Di Salvatore

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A clever base-ballist : the life and times of John Montgomery Ward
Title
A clever base-ballist
Title remainder
the life and times of John Montgomery Ward
Statement of responsibility
Bryan Di Salvatore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Baseball is not a Summer snap, but a business.... A player is not a sporting man. He is hired to do certain work and do it as well as he possibly can.""--BOOK JACKET. "John Montgomery Ward, nineteenth-century America's most-talked-about (both reviled and applauded) baseball player, spoke these words shortly after the failure of the great player rebellion of 1890, a revolution Ward almost single-handedly fomented. That year, four out of every five National Leaguers, taking great economic risk, deserted professional baseball's establishment to create an "outlaw" rival organization, the Players League. Team owners, the players felt, treated them like chattel."--BOOK JACKET
  • "A Clever Base-Ballist is also a keenly observant narrative of late nineteenth-century America. In it can be found the likes of Mark Twain, Hawaii's King Kalakuau, and Moses Fleetwood Walker, the major league's first black player."--BOOK JACKET. "Handsome, erudite, and brilliantly talented, Ward made front-page headlines across the country when he married New York actress Helen Dauvray. And when they weren't branding him a terrorist, owners trumpeted the college-educated Ward as the sport's premier role model. An unblinking antidote to "good-old-days" syndrome, A Clever Base-Ballist is an unconventional biography of an unconventional and, until now, obscure American."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Di Salvatore, Bryan
Dewey number
  • 796.357/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.W363
LC item number
D5 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ward, John Montgomery
  • Baseball players
  • Ward, John Montgomery
  • Baseball players
  • United States
Label
A clever base-ballist : the life and times of John Montgomery Ward, Bryan Di Salvatore
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-457) and index
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 477 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029262044
Label
A clever base-ballist : the life and times of John Montgomery Ward, Bryan Di Salvatore
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-457) and index
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 477 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029262044

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