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By Roy Kerr

dollar Ewing (1859–1906) was once appeared by way of contemporaries because the maximum catcher and all-around participant of his period. an entire life .300-hitter, he performed each place at the diamond and led the league in fielding at diverse positions. the 1st nationwide League hitter to arrive double digits in domestic runs, Ewing as soon as stole six bases in a online game, pioneered the snap forearm throw to capture runners slumbering, averaged 35 steals a season, and is the one catcher to guide his workforce in stolen bases (53 in 1888).
Off the sphere, Ewing’s character proved as multifaceted as his taking part in talents. thought of either affable and modest, he nonetheless obtained feedback from fellow avid gamers for negotiating contracts at once with the nationwide League and was once wrongly accused of faking accidents. This revealing biography presents an in depth exploration of Ewing’s existence and profession, laying off new mild on one among baseball’s so much gifted and flexible players.

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