Coupon
Rowdy Patsy Tebeau and the Cleveland Spiders : Fighting to the Bottom of Baseball, 1887-1899
by David L. Fleitz


Overview -  In an era of rowdy teams, the Cleveland Spiders (1887-1899) were baseball's rowdiest. Managed by Oliver "Patsy" Tebeau, a quick-tempered infielder, the Spiders seemed to heap abuse of one kind or another on everyone--umpires, opposing teams, even the fans.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $29.95
  • 20% off for Members: Get the Club Price
    $ 23.96

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

Limited Availability. Allow Additional 2-4 Weeks for Shipping.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 3 copies from $17.58
 
eBook
Retail Price: $29.95
$22.61

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

Download

 
 
 

More About Rowdy Patsy Tebeau and the Cleveland Spiders by David L. Fleitz
 
 
 
Overview
 In an era of rowdy teams, the Cleveland Spiders (1887-1899) were baseball's rowdiest. Managed by Oliver "Patsy" Tebeau, a quick-tempered infielder, the Spiders seemed to heap abuse of one kind or another on everyone--umpires, opposing teams, even the fans. Their aggression never brought home the pennant, but Cleveland's battles with the league's top clubs, including an 1895 Temple Cup victory over the Baltimore Orioles, are now legendary. Yet the story of the Spiders amounts to more than a 12 year free-for-all. There were top-flight players like Ed McKean, George Davis, Jesse Burkett, and Cy Young. There was the racially progressive signing of Holy Cross star Louis Sockalexis, the first American Indian in the major leagues. And then there was the team's final season, 1899, when a club ravaged by syndicalism set the standard for baseball futility.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780786499472
  • ISBN-10: 0786499478
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 0.75 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.66 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Sports & Recreation > Baseball - General

 
BAM Customer Reviews