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Autumn Glory: Baseball's First World Series

3.76  ·  Rating Details  ·  41 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
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, w
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Hill and Wang (first published 2003)
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Nov 01, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it
Shelves: baseball, non-fiction
In the end, critics concluded, "no amount of eloquence can alter the fact that a foul is not a strike, any more than it is a strawberry shortcake."

"When the Americans swept the White Sox at Huntington Avenue Grounds, and then beat Detroit with Cy Young entering the game in relief, Boston had earned its eleventh consecutive victory. The games "had the true ring of championship ball," but fans were cautious in their expectations. After all, Boston had competed for the pennant in 1901 and 1902, onl
Apr 06, 2014 Todd rated it it was ok
It was a lot of fun to learn about the first World Series but I'm not a big non-fiction guy. my link text
Jun 14, 2015 Brandon rated it really liked it
Shelves: baseball-read
It's about baseball! Enough said!
May 08, 2008 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
For anyone interested in the national pastime and how it became the game we so love today, this book is indispensible. The people, times, and attitudes of America at the turn of the century, and the series of games that made everyone stop as ask, "What's the score?" are carefully presented. Along with many interesting and humerous anecdotes, this book tells about how the legeds like Cy Young earned the title. This book embodies what baseball should be.
Apr 26, 2008 Peter rated it really liked it
Shelves: baseball, sports
Found this book while browsing through the baseball section of the local B&N... was in the mood for an historical baseball book. This fit the bill: well written and researched, along with some great photographs.
Feb 04, 2009 Mshawactuary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My daughter gave this to me because I love baseball, but I found the historical context as interesting as the game descriptions.
May 08, 2009 Rebecca marked it as to-read
Not my type of book...would be great if you were a baseball fan
Sep 10, 2007 Hillary rated it really liked it
Great story about the first world series match-up.
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