Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball9780803232631, 0803232632

Author : Norman L. Macht, Connie Mack III
Description:Connie Mack (18621956) was the Grand Old Man of baseball and one of the games first true celebrities. This book, spanning the first fifty-two years of Macks life, through 1914, covers his experiences as player, manager, and club owner and will stand as the definitive biography of baseballs most legendary and beloved figure. Norman L. Macht chronicles Macks little-known beginnings. He tells how Mack, a school dropout at fourteen, created strategies for winning baseball and principles for managing men long before there were notions of defining such subjects. And he details how Mack, a key figure in the launching of the American League in 1901, won six of the leagues first fourteen pennants while serving as manager, treasurer, general manager, traveling secretary, and public relations and scouting director (all at the same time) for the Philadelphia Athletics.This book brings to life the unruly origins of baseball as a sport and a business. It also provides the first complete and accurate picture of a character who was larger than life and yet little known: the tricky, rule-bending catcher; the peppery field leader and fan favorite; the hot-tempered young manager. Illustrated with family photographs never before published, it affords unique insight into a colorful personality who helped shape baseball as we know it today. (20071126)
Categories: Art Graphic Arts
Year :2007
Publisher : University of Nebraska Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 743
File Info : pdf 8 Mb