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When the Giants were giants : Bill Terry and the golden age of New York baseball

Author: Peter Williams; W P Kinsella
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is the story of a forgotten Giant--the man Baseball Magazine called in 1930 baseball's greatest first baseman--Bill Terry. Brought up from proverty and the obscurity of semipro ball in the South by the famed Little Napoleon, manager John McGraw of the Giants, Terry developed into the team's key player in the 1920s. As America battled the Depression, the no-nonsense Terry replaced McGraw as manager of the Giants  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williams, Peter, 1937 January 30-
When the Giants were giants.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1994
(DLC) 94001019
(OCoLC)29671078
Named Person: Bill Terry; Bill Terry
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Williams; W P Kinsella
ISBN: 9781616202378 1616202378
OCLC Number: 822561762
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 331 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: by Peter Williams ; with an introduction by W.P. Kinsella.

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This is the story of a forgotten Giant--the man Baseball Magazine called in 1930 baseball's greatest first baseman--Bill Terry. Brought up from proverty and the obscurity of semipro ball in the South by the famed Little Napoleon, manager John McGraw of the Giants, Terry developed into the team's key player in the 1920s. As America battled the Depression, the no-nonsense Terry replaced McGraw as manager of the Giants and led the team to three pennants and a world championship. In When the Giants Were Giants, author Peter Williams looks at the end of an era--a time before television, night baseball, player strikes, or free agents--through the lense of this Hall-of-Famer's career as a player and coach. Exclusive interviews with Bill Terry and other players bring to life the rich and color tapestry of Golden Age baseball when the big New York baseball teams were the biggest names in sports.

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