In 1916, over 500 men played in a major league game. Many of those players' names are inseparable from baseball--39 are members of the Hall of Fame--while others have only one line in the record books. Some enjoyed highly productive careers after leaving the game; others lacked the temperament, skills or opportunities to find success after baseball. This book is the first to focus on a representative group of major leaguers, the Class of 1916, in seeking answers to the questions Who was the average major leaguer in the late deadball era? What was his background? and What became of him when his playing days ended? Introductory chapters offer background information on the era and discuss the 1916 season; provide information on the players' ethnic and geographic origins, ages, and average physical sizes; chart player performance; and summarize post-playing careers and mortality statistics for the group. The main body of the work, a biographical dictionary, is arranged alphabetically, and each entry includes career and biographical information, statistics, post-baseball accomplishments and death. Many rare photographs accompany the text.(Sporting News; Deadball Stars of the National League; Baseball Encyclopedia; New York Times) ... Only 5a#39;4aquot; tall, he boxed professionally, owned a string of pacer and trotter horses, and taught at a dance academy. ... Called up in late season from Sacramento, the colorful lefthander from St. Marya#39;s College went 7a 0 with a Ai.85 ERA; then in the World Series he pitched Ai5.2 innings of scoreless ballanbsp;...
|Title||:||Major League Baseball Players of 1916|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2007-02-14|