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By Jonathan Weeks

Of the 17,000-plus gamers who've donned significant league uniforms through the years, no longer all have been rather great or moral. in reality, the activities of a handful have been so heinous, they left an indelible mark at the recreation. In Baseball’s such a lot infamous Personalities: A Gallery of Rogues, Jonathan Weeks completely examines this darkish aspect of our nationwide Pastime.

Liars, cheats, hotheads, even awl murderers—you’ll locate all of them the following within the Gallery. From scapegoats to maniacs, meddling managers to fanatical enthusiasts, this ebook profiles all of them. incorporated are avid gamers reminiscent of Brooklyn outfielder Len Koenecke, who attempted to crash a chartered aircraft in a maniacal suicide test; Ty Cobb, who used to be recognized to slip into bases with spikes flying and brawl with an individual who dared oppose him, together with an assault on a fan who heckled him from the stands; and Marty Bergen, a skilled catcher for the Boston Beaneaters who murdered his kinfolk with an awl. those are only a number of the many exciting participants present in this volume.

Spanning 3 centuries of baseball—from the 1800s into the present decade—Baseball’s so much infamous Personalities covers numerous subject matters of notoriety. although a few of the tales can be generic to the devoted baseball fanatic, even the main die-hard fan should be surprised and stunned by way of many of the activities of recognized and lesser-known avid gamers, managers, enthusiasts, and group vendors contained during this e-book. Baseball’s such a lot infamous Personalities is an interesting learn for all baseball lovers and historians.

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