John McGraw
Alexander, Charles C.

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Viking Press, 1988. First A very fine, fresh copy in equally fine dust jacket. First edition. Cloth, 358 pps. with bibliography, index. One of the best biographer's ever to turn his pen to baseball looks at the life of legendary New York Giants manager John McGraw. A native of upstate New York with a hardscrabble childhood, McGraw became one of the key players on the 19th century championship Baltimore Orioles teams where he gained a reputation as one of the roughest, dirtiest ballpalyers ever to step foot on the diamond. He was a pivotal on-field figure in the 1901 league wars which led to the establishment and recognition of the American League, winding up as player manager of the National League Giants. His reign with the team lasted until 1933 and thanks to players such as Christy Mathewson, Mike Donlin, Roger Bresnahan and later Ross Youngs, Frank Frisch, Dave Bancroft and others, he won more championships than any other Senior Circuit skipper. Very Fine Hardcover 0670807303 (Item ID: D9882)

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