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A Ball Player's Career: Being the Personal Experiences and Reminiscences of Adrian C. Anson (1900)
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Hardcover, 422 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published 2008)
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Written in 1900, Anson's autobiography provides a
fascinating perspective to the pre-modern era of baseball.
A period many contemporary fans consider 'not real baseball',
full of odd rules, outlandish statistics, and
It is fairly amusing to read Anson looking back at
the '70s as a time when the ballplayers were 'real'
stars, the 1870s.
For a time pitchers did toss underhand, catchers
did not use a glove, in 1866-67 there were 25 games
in which one hundred runs were scored, by the ...more