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  • The First Fall Classic (Mike Vaccaro)

    Can anyone tell me anything about this book, the full title of which is The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912?

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    I'm reading this at the moment.

    It recounts the events of the 1912 World Series (which the author posits is the first of any real note) and places it in socio-political context.

    It's a pretty good read.

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    • #3
      Interesting-I would have thought Christy Mathewson's three complete-game shutouts in the 1905 Series would be noteworthy.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
        Interesting-I would have thought Christy Mathewson's three complete-game shutouts in the 1905 Series would be noteworthy.
        Vaccaro's argument is that 1912 was the first World Series to really capture the public imagination and propel baseball on to the front pages.

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        • #5
          Just finished reading this book...it was great! I'd highly recommend it to all students of the Dead Ball Era, and baseball history fans in general. Vaccaro has a highly engaging writing style that makes it a joy to read. This might make my Top 10 All-TIme favorite baseball books...it's that good.

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          • #6
            I'd also recommend this book. I liked it so much I purchased Vaccaro's other baseball book Emperors and Idiots about the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry and I think it's the best book about that subject.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Meadowlark View Post
              Vaccaro's argument is that 1912 was the first World Series to really capture the public imagination and propel baseball on to the front pages.
              I guess Honus & Cobb in 1909 was ho-hum?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
                I guess Honus & Cobb in 1909 was ho-hum?
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