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Fifty-Nine in '84 : Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had
by Edward Achorn


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"All fans of baseball, all fans of a good story, will love this book."
-- Professor Gordon Wood, Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize winner

"This is a beautifully written, meticulously researched story about a bygone baseball era that even die-hard fans will find foreign, and about a pitcher who might have been the greatest of all time." -- Joseph J.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"All fans of baseball, all fans of a good story, will love this book."
-- Professor Gordon Wood, Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize winner

"This is a beautifully written, meticulously researched story about a bygone baseball era that even die-hard fans will find foreign, and about a pitcher who might have been the greatest of all time." -- Joseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer prize-winning historian

Following in the tradition of the sleeper bestseller Crazy '08, Fifty-Nine in '84 is the story of Charles Radbourn, a brilliant major league baseball pitcher who, in the 1884 season, won an astonishing 59 games, a record that has never been broken. Set against the backdrop of 19th century baseball, Fifty-Nine in '84 gives readers a glimpse of the dangerous and violent game that preceded the sport we enjoy today.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780061825873
  • ISBN-10: 0061825875
  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
  • Publish Date: February 2011
  • Page Count: 366
  • Dimensions: 7.98 x 5.41 x 1.08 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.74 pounds


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