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A chronicle of the historical 1908 baseball season documents the contributions of numerous personalities who shaped the game, from Detroit outfielder Ty Cobb to New York pitcher Christy Matthewson, in an account that also explores how the sport was influenced by crooked politics, crime, and everyday Americans. Reprint.
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ISBN-13:  978-0060889388
Author:  Cait Murphy
Genre:  Sports & Recreation, History
Publisher:  Collins
Date Published:  March 01, 2008
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Pros: Little descriptions really put you into the scene     Cons: Hasn't yet reached the official best baseball books echelon      The Bottom Line: And the Giants and Dodgers both used to play in New York City! Wasn't baseball wacky?     When you hear of the year 1908 mentioned in a baseball context, it usually means one thing: You're on the North Side of Chicago and some drunk collegiate frat boy is waxing poetic about the last time …
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