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Baseball Extra: A Newspaper History of the Glorious Game from Its Beginnings to the Present

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An incredible collection of rare newspaper chart baseball's history from its beginnings in the mid-1800's to the 1999 World Series. Nowhere else could such a collection of diverse papers from all over the county be seen, including the Ball Player's Chronicle, the first publication devoted exclusively to baseball. This volume leaves no base unturned as it includes coverage of the formation and development of the Negro and Women's leagues, Willie Mays' "catch of the century", and various scandals that have rocked the sport. In a stunning find which was a late addition to the book, the Honus Wagner story, which made his baseball card worth over one million dollars, is debunked with the inclusion here of a tobacco ad in his hometown paper the same year (1090) he supposedly pulled the card off the market because the didn't want to be associated with the tobacco industry. Read about all the great players and events that have made our national sport what it is, reported as it happened. Eric C. Caren owns one of the largest rare newspaper collections in private hands. He is a consultant and major lender of materials to the Newseum in Arlington, Virginia. All items in this book come from his extensive archive, which dates back to the sixteenth century.