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Fifty-Nine in '84

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Fifty-Nine in '84

Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had

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Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had by Edward Achorn
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In 1884, Providence Grays pitcher Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn won an astounding fifty-nine games--more than anyone in major-league history ever had before, or has since. He then went on to win all three games of baseball's first World Series.Fifty-nine in '84 tells the dramatic story not only of that amazing feat of grit but also of big-league baseball two decades after the Civil War--a brutal, bloody sport played barehanded, the profession of uneducated, hard-drinking men who thought little of cheating outrageously or maiming an opponent to win.It is the tale, too, of the woman Radbourn loved, Carrie Stanhope, the alluring proprietress of a boarding-house with shady overtones, a married lady who was said to have personally known every man in the National League.Wonderfully entertaining, Fifty-nine in '84 is an indelible portrait of a legendary player and a fascinating, little-known era of the national pastime.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2010
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations, black & white plates
Imprint
HarperCollins
Pages
366
Dimensions
159x240x33
ISBN-13
9780061825866
Product ID
3963430

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