Addie Joss on Baseball Collected Newspaper Columns and World Series Reports, 1907-1909
Addie Joss (1880-1911) mowed down batters for the Cleveland Broncos/Naps from 1902 to 1910 before his career was cut short by his tragic death from tubercular meningitis in 1911. With a career ERA of 1.89 and two no-hitters, Joss earned Hall of Fame More...
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Addie Joss (1880-1911) mowed down batters for the Cleveland Broncos/Naps from 1902 to 1910 before his career was cut short by his tragic death from tubercular meningitis in 1911. With a career ERA of 1.89 and two no-hitters, Joss earned Hall of Fame election despite a career that lasted less than ten years, the only player to do so. In the off-season, Joss also excelled as a sportswriter for the Toledo News-Bee and the Cleveland Press, filling the empty winter months penning stories about the game he knew firsthand. This collection of Joss's newspaper columns and World Series reports is a treasury of the Dead-ball Era, intimate first-person observations of the game and its players from the first decade of the American League. Informative annotations, archival photographs, and a brief biography complete the work.
|A Brief Biography|
|"I Have Not Had Better Friends": Players, Great Players and All the Rest|
|"The Sporting Editor": Baseball Humor|
|"The Boys Played Grandly": Greatest Games and Plays|
|Of Fanatics, Kranks and Bugs: The Fans|
|"Another Remarkable Instance": The Inside Game|
|Of Spiders and Colonels: The Nineteenth-Century Game|
|"Is the American League a Minor League?": World series Reports|
|"I Should Suggest": Views from Toledo|
|Appendix: Contributions by Joss to Other Newspaper and Periodicals|