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

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About the Book

The story of brilliant pitcher Charles Radbourn's 1884 season - where he set a record that has never been beat - and of baseball in the late 19th century when the National Pastime was as violent and dangerous as any sport ever was

"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.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061825873
  • ISBN 10: 0061825875
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 01/03/2011
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: 24.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Sports & outdoor recreation

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

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