The Resource Old Hoss: : a Fictional Baseball Biography of Charles Radbourn, (electronic resource)

Old Hoss: : a Fictional Baseball Biography of Charles Radbourn, (electronic resource)

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Old Hoss: : a Fictional Baseball Biography of Charles Radbourn
Title
Old Hoss:
Title remainder
a Fictional Baseball Biography of Charles Radbourn
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Language
eng
Summary
Charles Radbourn won fifty-nine games in 1884, the stuff of legends. In eleven years he racked up over three hundred wins and forty-five hundred innings-mind-blowing numbers. And yet the facts of this Hall of Famer's play are more credible than the stories of his life of alcohol, womanizing, wild brawling, and, later, the ravages of syphilis. Radbourn's plaque at Cooperstown presents an image that is almost caricature: cap set forward, mouth open, mustache pricked up at the ends and thick as his nose is long, nearly. Not Charles, but Ol' Hoss. It is now May 1941, and the invented Chicago Tribune journalist John Trapp is on a train for Bloomington, Illinois, to cover ceremonies honoring the late Radbourn. Trapp meets (the real) baseballer Clark Griffith, who begins to tell him tales of the great pitcher. Our authors then have Trapp craft the first biography of the man, anchoring the details of his life in fact
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Midwest
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Bennett, James W
Dewey number
813/.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Radbourn, Old Hoss
  • Baseball players
  • Pitchers (Baseball)
  • Electronic books
  • Providence (R.I.)
  • Boston (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Old Hoss: : a Fictional Baseball Biography of Charles Radbourn, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11613807
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multicolored
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MWT11613807
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11613807
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Old Hoss: : a Fictional Baseball Biography of Charles Radbourn, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11613807
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11613807
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11613807
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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