Books tagged: baseball early history

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Adelaide's Garden
By Scott Ehrig-Burgess
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 262,810. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction
Complex and ambitious, shambolic and beguiling, Adelaide's Garden is a literary epic of bibliophiles and madmen, swindlers and dreamers. A labyrinth of tales,characters and myths,sprawling across the 19th century, with an unsettling collection of haunted Victorian souls struck by grief, slavery, and love.
Tom Poorman Baseball Player From Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
My ebook looks at a versatile and little known major league baseball player of the pre-modern era (before 1903). I have empasized the family heritage of Tom Poorman, as well as his baseball career. Poorman played in the late 19th century, a time when games often ended in ties because of darkness. I hope that my research will create more interest in the history of baseball's early players.
Bob Harmon St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
My eBook is about an early 20th century Major League Baseball pitcher who faded into obscurity after winning 23 and 18 games in the 1911 and 1912 seasons. Harmon played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations. After his baseball career ended in 1918, he settled in Ouachita Parish, near Monroe, Louisiana. He became a successful dairy farmer and remained close to sports.
Ed Holley Major League Pitcher From Kentucky
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Ed Holley is a little known major league baseball player, who pitched from 1928-1934 with the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and Pittsburgh Pirates. His best years, 1932-1933 were with the Phillies. In 2 seasons he won 11 and 13 games. My EBook covers Ed's major league and minor league seasons. It also discusses his ancestry, family, and marriage. I have used genealogy and newspaper records.
Richard Kauffman Of Susquehanna University And The St. Louis Browns
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Richard Kauffman was a multi-sport athlete at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. He played with several minor league baseball teams and briefly in the American League, with the St. Louis Browns. His tenure in the majors was curtailed when Hall of Fame 1st Baseman, George Sisler, joined the St. Louis Browns in 1915. Kauffman became a flour mill executive for a time in Atlanta, Georgia.
George Washington Keefe Of The Washington Nationals
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
George Washington Keefe was a less than average pitcher for the Washington Nationals during the first seasons of the National League club's 19th century existence, 1886-1889. He established records for most walks in an inning in 1887. Mostly disappointing, but sometimes brilliant, he was 5'8" and left-handed. On one occasion in 1889, he outdueled Hall of Fame, New York Giants pitcher Tim Keefe.
Jake Hehl Brooklyn Robins Pitcher And Catholic League Bowling Star
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Jake Hehl is an atypical biographical subject. He was a high school sports phenom. He excelled in baseball, basketball, and football at Brooklyn Prep. Hehl pitched one inning in major league baseball before being summoned for military duty in World War I. He pitched in the minor leagues from 1918-1926. He was a versatile athlete who became a star bowler in Brooklyn's 1940s Catholic Church Leagues.
Benny Kauff Baseball Phenom And Outcast
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Benjamin Michael Kauff was a controversial major league centerfielder. He was only 5'8" but possessed tremendous hitting power, especially to right field in the old New York Polo Grounds. Heralded as the "Ty Cobb of the Federal League", he signed with the NY Giants in 1916.. Benny's career ended prematurely in 1920, after he was banished from baseball by Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis.
Ivy Dreams
By Jill Eisnaugle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,180. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
It is the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series at Chicago's Historic Wrigley Field. With two on and two out and the Cubs trailing award-winning veteran pitcher, Leon Chapman and his Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs' and their fans' dreams of ending the ballclub's century-plus old championship drought rests on the shoulders of a GIRL?