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Slide, Kelly, Slide: The Wild Life and Times of Mike "King" Kelly

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Mike King Kelly was the hard-living, hard-drinking son of a Civil War veteran whose skills at baseball and infectious charm turned him into the game's first hero, and a symbol of what it meant to be a celebrity in America in the 1880s and 1890s. Slide, Kelly, Slide reacquaints baseball fans and scholars with this little-known pioneer of the game. Marty Appel, the author of several baseball books, conducted a thorough search of local archives to bring the story of King Kelly to light and place him in his proper historical context. An innovator on the field, who was not above taking advantage of the only umpire running the game, Kelly touched many aspects of American culture while a ballplayer. He was the first player to sign autographs, and wrote the game's first autobiography. A Hall of Famer and a two-time batting champion, Kelly's greatest contribution was the popularity that he brought to the game. Slide, Kelly, Slide will truly delight.

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Mike "King" Kelly was a hard-living, hard-drinking baseball Hall of Famer, a two-time batting champion and daring base runner whose skill and infectious charm turned him into the game's first hero and one of America's first celebrities in the 1880s and 1890s. Slide, Kelly, Slide brings this nearly-forgotten hero and his exploits alive, as well as those less complicated days when baseball was still a game.

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Mike King Kelly was a hard-living, hard-drinking baseball Hall of Famer, a two-time battting champion and daring base runner whose skill and infectious charm turned him into the game's first hero and one of America's first celebrities in the 1880s and 1890s.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-205) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578860036
Foreword:
Ritter, Lawrence S.
Author:
Appel, Martin
Author:
Appel, Marty
Author:
Ritter, Lawrence S.
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Location:
Lanham, Md. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Baseball -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Baseball players -- United States.
Subject:
Baseball -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Edition Number:
246
Edition Description:
Pbk
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
8.47x5.39x.58 in. .75 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Mike "King" Kelly was a hard-living, hard-drinking baseball Hall of Famer, a two-time batting champion and daring base runner whose skill and infectious charm turned him into the game's first hero and one of America's first celebrities in the 1880s and 1890s. Slide, Kelly, Slide brings this nearly-forgotten hero and his exploits alive, as well as those less complicated days when baseball was still a game.
"Synopsis" by , Mike King Kelly was a hard-living, hard-drinking baseball Hall of Famer, a two-time battting champion and daring base runner whose skill and infectious charm turned him into the game's first hero and one of America's first celebrities in the 1880s and 1890s.
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