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- DescriptionJohnny Evers was widely considered the brainiest ballplayer of his day and, along with Ty Cobb, one of the most guileful and cantankerous. (He and Joe Tinker, two thirds of the famous double-play combination, battled each other nearly as viciously and as often as they did their opponents.) One of the great practitioners of the inside game, Evers was quick to pick up on the unwatched-for advantage that might upend his opponent and propel his team to victory. In 1910's Touching Second, Evers describes the game as it was played during the first decade of the 20th century. With an emphasis on what Evers saw as baseball's development into an exact mathematical sport, he describes the great plays and players, shares anecdotes and incidents of decisive struggles on the diamond, and discusses the signs and systems used by championship teams.
- Author BiographyJohnny Evers played 18 seasons in the major leagues, spending most of that time with the Chicago Cubs. He was an instrumental part of three world championship teams, and later served brief stints as manager of the Cubs and Boston Braves. Evers was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1946. Hugh S. Fullerton is now best known for his role in uncovering the Black Sox Scandal. He also helped found the Baseball Writers Association of America, pioneer use of the athlete interview, and modernize sports writing style. Gary Mitchem is senior acquisitions editor at McFarland and a member of SABR. Mark Durr is senior cover designer at McFarland and a member of SABR.
- Author(s)Hugh S. Fullerton,John J. Evers
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication23/12/2004
- SubjectBall Games: Field & Outdoor
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Content Noteillustrations, charts, diagrams
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