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Big League Balderdash Tall Tales of Dandies, Thugs and Cheats Who Forged Our National Pastime

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ISBN-10: 1493538780

ISBN-13: 9781493538782

Edition: N/A

Authors: Tracy Tomkowiak

List price: $13.03
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Baseball's Origins Reimagined. Forget Abner Doubleday, the Elysian Fields and the rest of those antiquated chestnuts from the past-Big League Balderdash turns the myth of baseball's origins on its head and replaces it with a fresh, satirical revamp flavored with a twist of biting humor and irony. Follow the game from the mid-1800s as it hurls headlong through its first four decades, beginning as a rustic diversion in a logging camp and culminating with the first-ever "World's Series," a winner-take-all contest between industrialist J. Barron Sterne's prim and proper American Association League and pugnacious National Frontier League headed by chirpy beer baron Pete Schnockerd. Along the way…    
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Book details

List price: $13.03
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.82" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Tracy Tomkowiak is a graphic designer who lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and two sons. His interests include history, biographies and...wait for it...baseball.