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Tinker to Evers to Chance : the Chicago Cubs and the dawn of modern America

Author: David Rapp
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tinker to Evers to Chance examines this pivotal moment in American history, when baseball became the game we know today. Each man came from a different corner of the country and brought a distinctive local culture with him: Evers from the Irish-American hothouse of Troy, New York; Tinker from the urban parklands of Kansas City, Missouri; Chance from the verdant fields of California's Central Valley. The stories of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Johnny Evers; Joe Tinker; Frank L Chance; Frank L Chance; Johnny Evers; Joe Tinker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Rapp
ISBN: 9780226415048 022641504X
OCLC Number: 1004248970
Description: xiii, 325 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: "Baseball's sad lexicon" --
Baseball's golden era and dark age --
Boys to men. The Irish game: Johnny Evers in Troy --
The midwestern game: Joe Tinker in Kansas City --
The western game: Frank Chance in Fresno --
Chicago century. Baseball revival, 1903-1905 --
Baseball insanity, 1906 --
Dynastic cycles. Conquest into culture, 1907 --
Team of destiny, 1908 --
Destiny dissolves, 1909-1912 --
Epilogue: Hall of Fame.
Responsibility: David Rapp.

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David Rapp's engaging history resets the story and brings these men to life again, enabling us to marvel anew at their feats on the diamond. It's a rare look at one of baseball's first dynasties in  Read more...

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