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By Norman L. Macht,Connie Mack III

Connie Mack (1862–1956) was once the Grand outdated guy of baseball and one of many game’s first actual celebrities. This booklet, spanning the 1st fifty-two years of Mack’s lifestyles, via 1914, covers his studies as participant, supervisor, and membership proprietor and should stand because the definitive biography of baseball’s such a lot mythical and loved figure. 
 
Norman L. Macht chronicles Mack’s little-known beginnings. He tells how Mack, a faculty dropout at fourteen, created suggestions for profitable baseball and rules for handling males lengthy sooner than there have been notions of defining such matters. And he info how Mack, a key determine within the launching of the yankee League in 1901, received six of the league’s first fourteen pennants whereas serving as supervisor, treasurer, common supervisor, touring secretary, and public family members and scouting director (all even as) for the Philadelphia Athletics.
 
This booklet brings to lifestyles the unruly origins of baseball as a recreation and a company. It additionally presents the 1st entire and exact photograph of a personality who was once greater than existence and but little identified: the difficult, rule-bending catcher; the peppery box chief and fan favourite; the hot-tempered younger supervisor. Illustrated with kin pictures by no means prior to released, it offers distinctive perception right into a colourful character who contributed to shaping baseball as we all know it today.

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