Tales from the Deadball Era: Ty Cobb, Home Run Baker, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and the Wildest Times in Baseball History (Anglais) Relié – 30 octobre 2014
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I do recommend this book, but somewhat regret that it doesn't make itself more personable, because the author is really on to something.
Above all, Halfon breaks new ground in his final two chapters. In chapter 11, he provides the most compelling proof to date that the 1919 black sox also threw the 1920 pennant. And In chapter 12 he shatters the myth that Babe Ruth and Judge Landis saved baseball from the black sox scandal. A thoroughly enjoyable must read.
This is a wonderful book that tells about baseball's vibrant dead ball era. The author explains how the dead ball era came about, how it evolved, and eventually faded from the big league scene. Dishonesty that makes steroid use tame in comparison is captured in the many tales Halfon tells. He also discusses the double suicide squeeze, the first African American to receive a world series share and so much more.
A couple of minor errors can be found but that is offset by the final chapter where he reveals the startling fact that Babe Ruth did not save baseball from the 1919 black sox scandal. Meticulous documentation combined with an engaging writing style that brings his tales to life is a great read for anyone who loves baseball.
The book is divided into three parts:
1. Deadball Era Highlights such as cheating during games in which runners would cut corners circling the bases, the "small ball" game, and rowdy behavior by players, umpires, and fans.
2. Deadball Era Standouts with chapters devoted to John McGraw, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, and the 1908 playoff game between the Giants and Cubs at the Polo Grounds.
3. Beyond the Deadball Era which reviews the Black Sox scandals (plural) in which the author questions the tail end of the 1920 season as well. Author Halfon gives his point of view regarding the myth of Babe Ruth and Judge Landis "saving" baseball following the infamy of 1919.
A few photos are included at the end of the book. I enjoyed the book but the decade of the 1910s aptly illustrated that the game of baseball had a lot of growing up to do and much of the nostalgia we associate with it actually left a lot to be desired.
fans pouring on the field and more. Very good for the baseball fan.