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By L.M. Sutter

considered one of early baseball’s most well liked celebrities, Arlie Latham performed for the St. Louis Browns within the Eighteen Eighties. A brainy hitter and base-runner, he was once additionally the sport’s brashest, funniest participant, his “fresh” character bringing him as a lot hassle as present. He performed with the nineteenth century’s maximum names, and used to be buddies with every person from King Kelly to King George V. He parlayed his stardom right into a vaudeville occupation and the 1st respectable significant league training task. In his fifties he carried the sport he enjoyed into international warfare to cheer Allied troops and in his seventies went to paintings for the Yankees. Arlie Latham’s baseball odyssey is made extra compelling by way of the parade of avid gamers, gamblers, boxers, actors, girls and mascots that passes via it, supplying a distinct glimpse into America’s video game and the folk who enjoyed it.

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