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August "Garry" Herrmann : a baseball biography

Author: William A Cook
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The owner of the Cincinnati Reds and head of the National Commission, Garry Herrmann was one of the most influential magnates of the deadball era. This is the definitive account of his life and career"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cook, William A.
August "Garry" Herrmann
(DLC) 2007032040
(OCoLC)141384302
Named Person: August Herrmann; August Herrmann
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William A Cook
ISBN: 9781476607344 1476607346
OCLC Number: 892430242
Description: 1 online resource (297 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction; I Career Path to the Major Leagues; II The Rise of the American League; III The Machine Buys the Reds; IV The National Commission; V Fleischmann Re-elected and a World Series Begins; VI The Machine Crashes; VII The Ed Phelps Decision; VIII Tinker to Evers to Chance and a Little Help from Herrmann; IX Accolades for Herrmann and Merkle's Boner; X 1909-A Year of Tragedies and Triumphs; XI Batting Kings and a Feud with Fogel; XII The Fat Lady Sings for a Boss and a Palace; XIII Cobb Explodes and Taft Tumbles. XIV National League MelodramaXV The Teflon Boss; XVI Herrmann's Joe Tinker Experiment; XVII War with the Feds Begins; XVIII Feds Fold and the Sisler Decision; XIX 1916-Grief and Turmoil for Herrmann; XX The Great War and the Great American Game; XXI 1919-Baseball's Achilles' Heel; XXII Herrmann Quits and the Scandal Breaks; XXIII The Black Sox Trial; XXIV Herrmann's Last Stand; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: William A. Cook.
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Born in 1895 and rising up from humble beginnings in Cincinnati, August "Garry" Herrmann entered the murky waters of 19th century machine politics in the city serving as a trusted lieutenant to  Read more...

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