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Chicago Colts Managers - Chicago White Stockings (Original) Managers, Albert Spalding, Cap Anson, Bob Ferguson, Jimmy Wood, Silver Flint (Paperback) Loot Price: R194
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Chicago Colts Managers - Chicago White Stockings (Original) Managers, Albert Spalding, Cap Anson, Bob Ferguson, Jimmy Wood,...
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Chicago Colts Managers - Chicago White Stockings (Original) Managers, Albert Spalding, Cap Anson, Bob Ferguson, Jimmy Wood, Silver Flint (Paperback)

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: As Player As Manager Adrian Constantine Anson (April 17, 1852 April 14, 1922), known by the nicknames "Cap" (for "Captain") and "Pop", was a professional baseball player in the National Association and Major League Baseball. He played a record 27 consecutive seasons, and was regarded as one of the greatest players of his era and one of the first superstars of the game. Anson spent most of his career with the Chicago Cubs franchise (then known as the "White Stockings" and later the "Colts"), serving as the club's manager, first baseman and, later in his tenure, minority owner. He led the team to five National League pennants in the 1880s. Anson was one of baseball's first great hitters, and was the first to tally over 3,000 career hits. His contemporary influence and prestige are regarded by historians as playing a major role in establishing the racial segregation in professional baseball that persisted until the late 1940s. On several occasions, Anson refused to take the field when the opposing roster included black players. After retiring as a player and leaving the Colts, Anson briefly managed the New York Giants. He ran several enterprises in Chicago, including opening a billiards and bowling hall and running a semi-professional baseball team he dubbed "Anson's Colts". Anson also toured extensively on the vaudeville circuit, performing monologues and songs. Many of his business ventures failed, resulting in Anson losing his ownership stake in the Colts (by then called the Cubs) and filing for bankruptcy. Anson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. Anson was born in Marshalltown, Iowa. Beginning in 1866, he spent two years at the high-school age boarding school of the University of Notre Dame after being sent there b... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=213900

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2010
First published: June 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-15958-1
Barcode: 9781158159581
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-158-15958-7

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