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John McGraw By Charles C. Alexander,

  • Title: John McGraw
  • Author: Charles C. Alexander
  • ISBN: 9780803259256
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • He ate gunpowder every morning, complained one umpire, and washed it down with warm blood That described John McGraw, who in the 1890s was the rowdiest member of the ferocious Balti Orioles, the club that pioneered the hit and run, the cutoff, the squeeze play, and the Balti chop In 1902 he began his thirty season reign as manager of the Giants, winning ten He ate gunpowder every morning, complained one umpire, and washed it down with warm blood That described John McGraw, who in the 1890s was the rowdiest member of the ferocious Balti Orioles, the club that pioneered the hit and run, the cutoff, the squeeze play, and the Balti chop In 1902 he began his thirty season reign as manager of the Giants, winning ten pennants a record matched only by Casey Stengel His career in baseball spanned forty years and two eras from the game s raucous early days to its emergence as big business.Charles C Alexander, a professor of history at Ohio University, Athens, and the author of Ty Cobb, calls John McGraw perhaps the single most significant figure in baseball s history before Babe Ruth transformed the game with his mammoth home runs and unparalleled showmanship.
    John McGraw He ate gunpowder every morning complained one umpire and washed it down with warm blood That described John McGraw who in the s was the rowdiest member of the ferocious Balti Orioles the club

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    1. While attempting to pay tribute to one of the most notorious ballplayers and later a world renowned manager in the history of baseball, author Charles Alexander presents in the 1988 book John McGraw a meticulously researched and detailed biography that provides one of the most comprehensive histories of John J McGraw and of the Balti Orioles and New York Giants teams he was involved with while also at times failing to go beyond the boatload of research and statistics by not providing much analys [...]

    2. On the one hand, a great overview of McGraw s career in baseball But on the other hand, felt like it could be so much .Maybe it s life in the 21st century, but I was hoping for a psychological examination of McGraw and was disappointed to get so much of a focus on different player s batting averages and pitching win totals from each season.What I really hoped for was of a treatise on McGraw s beliefs on racial matters, politics, his marriage, how he felt about children, his family relationship [...]

    3. In many ways it a story of the New York Giants and Baseball from 1890 1930 as much as its McGraw s story.

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