Fifty-nine in '84

Fifty-nine in '84

Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season A Pitcher Ever Had

Book - 2010/03/16
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Chronicles the career of Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn who, in 1884, had the winningest single season of any major-league baseball pitcher. Also tells the story of baseball in the 1880s--a brutal, bloody sport played barehanded.
Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books/HarperCollins, 2010/03/16
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061825866
0061825867
Branch Call Number: 796.357 ACH
Characteristics: xv, 366 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm

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Oct 06, 2010

Achorn focuses on Charles "old Hoss" Radbourn one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history that most of today's fans, including this one, know nothing about.Achorn takes us back to a time when starting pitchers were expected to play the entire game and to pitch often, sometimes on consecutive days and sometimes even both ends of a doubleheader, as Radbourn pitching for the Providence, R.I. Grays did on Memorial Day (1884)winning both. Radbourn pitched 73 complete games and won 59 of them in 1884. An enjoyable and extremely eductional story about a time in baseball many fans know little or nothing about.

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