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Autumn Glory Baseball's First World Series (Paperback)

Author:  Louis P. Masur
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0809016362
ISBN-13: 9780809016365
Sku: 36395919
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  256
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A suspenseful account of the glorious days a century ago when our national madness began A post-season series of games to establish supremacy in the major leagues was not inevitable in the baseball world. But in 1903 the owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates (in the well-established National League) challenged the Boston Americans (in the upstart American League) to a play-off, which he was sure his team would win. They didnt--and that wasnt the only surprise during what became the first World Series. In Autumn Glory, Louis P. Masur tells the riveting story of two agonizing weeks in which the stars blew it, unknown players stole the show, hysterical fans got into the act, and umpires had to hold on for dear life. Before and even during the 1903 season, it had seemed that baseball might succumb to the forces that had been splintering the sport for decades: owners greed, players rowdyism, fans unrest. Yet baseball prevailed, and Masur tells the equally dramatic story of how it did so, in a country preoccupied with labor strife and big-business ruthlessness, and anxious about the welfare of those crowding into cities such as Pittsburgh and Boston (which in themselves offered competing versions of the American dream). His colorful history of how the first World Series consolidated baseballs hold on the American imagination makes us see what one sportswriter meant when he wrote at the time, Baseball is the melting pot at a boil, the most democratic sport in the world. All in all, Masur believes, it still is. *Author: Masur, Louis P. *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 256 *Publication Date: 2004/10/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 8.30 x 5.62 x 0.65 inches
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A suspenseful account of the first World Series of 1903 recounts the events surrounding the play-off between the National League Pittsburgh Pirates and the American League Boston Americans, describing the near-hysteria that prevailed among the players, fans, and other contributors as well as the series' unexpected conclusion. Reprint.
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AUTUMN GLORY revisits the first World Series ever played, between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1903. Masur, author of 1831: YEAR OF THE ECLIPSE, takes readers through an inning-by-inning retelling of each of the eight games, analyzing not only the games but also the Series' origins and the mystique this annual competition has cultivated.
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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   Hill & Wang
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