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Finding the hidden-ball trick : the colorful history of baseball's oldest ruse

Author: Bill Deane
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015] © 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through many years of research, Bill Deane has documented 260 successful hidden-ball tricks-putting the rarity of the play roughly in the class of the no-hitter. Along the way, he has collected the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Deane, Bill.
Finding the hidden-ball trick
(DLC) 2014036326
(OCoLC)892878802
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Deane
ISBN: 9781442244344 1442244348
OCLC Number: 904249388
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: What is the Hidden-Ball Trick? --
History of the Trick --
Masters of the Trick and Their Victims. 1876-89: The Early Tricks --
1890-99: Gaiety in the '90s --
1900-09: Coughlin Corner Tricks --
1910-19: Ban Tries to Ban It --
1920-29: A Decade Dominated by Babe Who? --
1930-39: The Crow Flies High --
1940-49: Pesky Holding the Ball --
1950-59: Step off the Base a Minute, Will Ya? --
1960-69: Stick Was Slick --
1970-79: Elementary, My Dear Watson --
1980-89: Happy Birthday, Kid! --
1990-99: Master Matt --
2000-Present: A Dying Art? --
Tricks Gone Awry --
Unsubstantiated Possibilities --
Odds and Ends --
Chronological Listing.
Responsibility: Bill Deane.

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I met Bill Deane at the Baseball Hall of Fame library in 1991, when he was the Senior Researcher there, and I've been marveling at his research expertise ever since. He's in the handful of top Read more...

 
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