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eBook The Major League Pennant Races of 1916: The Most Maddening Baseball Melee in History download ISBN: 0786436301
Author: John G. Zinn,Paul G. Zinn
Publisher: McFarland (January 19, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 319
ePub: 1905 kb
Fb2: 1832 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Sports
Subcategory: Baseball

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Baseball at its best is a combination of chess match and gladiatorial combat, waged over a long season but turning on split-second decisions and physical instincts. Ten of the 16 teams battled for first place, four pitchers started and won both games of a doubleheader, Babe Ruth pitched on Opening Day, and players from the Federal League became the sport's first free agents.

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Baseball at its best is a combination of chess match and gladiatorial combat, waged over a long season but turning on split-second decisions and physical instincts. The 1916 season encompassed the drama that made the sport the national pastime: tight pennant races, multiple contenders, record-breaking performances, and controversy, both on and off the field. Ten of the 16 teams battled for first place, four pitchers started and won both games of a doubleheader, Babe Ruth pitched on Opening Day, and players from the Federal League became the sport's first free agents. Features full rosters, player biographies, statistics, photographs and an appendix of the sportswriters who chronicled the season.
Comments: (4)
Duktilar
I enjoyed this book, but not as much as I anticipated. Being a fan of the Deadball era, I knew a little bit about the 1916 season, such as the Giants' 26 game winning streak. The Zinns have done exhaustive research on the season, and I was pleased with the photos and appendices. The writing is a bit pedestrian, however, and too much detail makes the book overlong and robs the story of some of its drama. In my opinion it would have been better to summarize the first 4 months of the season in less detail. When discussing the merits of the teams and players, the authors focus on things like batting average, rbi's, and pitcher wins and losses, instead of using more advanced statistics which would have been more illuminating. I ran across a few errors (e.g., Joe Bush was not a rookie in 1916 as claimed; although Babe Ruth did not pitch in the 1915 World Series, he was a very good pitcher that season) and the statistical record in Appendix A had a few formatting problems. Not in the class of Cait Murphy's "Crazy '08" but an interesting book for Deadball era buffs.
Malodred
The descriptions of each game get very tedious once you get into May, then you realize there are four more months left in the season. The author did not create much of a sense of rising tension because of this curious narrative choice. I have no more information on the characters than I did when I started the book.
Arith
The Zinn boys did a nice job here enlightening the reader as to the 1916 game in comparison to how baseball is played today. 28 day road trips, a 26 game winning streak, starters pitching both end of a doubleheader, 5 games in 3 days, ALL revenue coming from ticket sales, a manager choosing his starting pitcher for the day after he sees a few of them warm up! Fascinating from a 2009 persepctive. Yet there are similarities; players in salary disputes, trades, tremendous fan interest. In reporting the details of many games, the authors place us right there with Glover Cleveland Alexander, Babe Ruth (as a pitcher), Ty Cobb, Hughie Jennings and many others. All of this in the context of fascinating penants races in both leagues. A very enjoyable read which creates a vivid picture of the game almost 90 years ago. Highly recommended!
Grotilar
This is a wonderful book for baseball fans and fanatics. Sports trivia fans will revel in the details. Do you know why Fenway Park was built with an asymmetrical design? Do you know what "bugs" are? Do you know why Tigers pitcher Harry Coveleski refused to pitch against the Indians on April 17, 1916? Team rosters, statistics, and photos are included. A "must have" for your sports library.