Deadball Stars of the American League: The Society for American Baseball Research
Three years after the release of the first volume of the series, Deadball Stars of the National League, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and Potomac Books are publishing its companion volume. Return to the period when “inside baseball” meant a game of bunting, stealing, and using a sodden, tobacco-stained ball few players could hit out of the oddly configured urban ballparks of another age. Where the initial volume introduced readers to one of the most colorful and important periods in baseball history, this volume explores the lives and performances of the stars, regulars, and major figures in the upstart junior circuit.
Guided by expert contributors from SABR, fans will learn about the eight teams that banded together to challenge the National League and become the second major league. Readers will learn about the great team that Connie Mack built in Philadelphia and about the famed outfield duo of Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford in Detroit. They will also read the stories of the players who won the World Series in Chicago in 1917 before they became infamous as the Black Sox in the 1919 Series. Lavishly illustrated, Deadball Stars of the American League features more than 200 photographs and the autographs of all of the players profiled. It is a unique resource for a defining era of baseball history.