From Honus Wagner to Johnny Bench, Baseball As I Have Known It covers sixty-six seasons of Americaas national sport. Fred Lieb, the dean of baseball writers, tells about its heroes, rogues, controversies, and grand plays. He broke in as a sportswriter in the Polo Grounds press box in 1911. In 1933, in the midst of the Depression, Lieb was fired from the New York Post and began a freelance career writing about his beloved sport. Baseball As I Have Known It, first published in 1977 when Lieb was eighty-nine years old, remains a vital record of a glorious bygone era. In superb style, he comments on changes in baseball over the decades and tells inside stories about great events and immortal players.In 1931 ex-player Herb Hunter and I, as Judge Landisa#39; representative, headed a baseball mission to Japan. ... Frank aquot;Leftyaquot; Oa#39;Doul, twice National League batting champion; Willie Kamm, a slick-fielding third baseman for the White Sox andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Baseball As I Have Known It|
|Publisher||:||U of Nebraska Press - 1996-01-01|