The Irish in Baseball: An Early History David L. Fleitz

ISBN: 9780786434190

Published: February 25th 2009


192 pages


The Irish in Baseball: An Early History  by  David L. Fleitz

The Irish in Baseball: An Early History by David L. Fleitz
February 25th 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 192 pages | ISBN: 9780786434190 | 8.77 Mb

Professional baseball took root in America in the 1860s during the same years that the sons of the first wave Irish famine refugees began to reach adulthood, and the Irish quickly demonstrated a special affinity for baseball. This is a survey of the enormous contribution of the Irish to the American pastime and the ways in which Irish immigrants and baseball came of age together.

Chapters cover the Irish and early immigrants in Boston- the Chicago White Stockings- the Shamrocks, Trojans and Giants- Charlie Comiskey- Patsy Tebeau and the Hibernian Spiders- Ned Hanlon and the Orioles- Hugh Duffy and Tommy McCarthy, the Heavenly Twins- umpires- John McGraw- Wild Bill Donovan, Patrick Joseph Whiskey Face Moran, and Connie Mack- the Red Sox and the Royal Rooters- and more.

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