A Biographical Dictionary of the Baseball Hall of Fame, 2d ed.


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About the Book

In January 1936, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson became charter members in an exclusive club: the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. By 2008, the membership had grown to 286 individuals, including players, managers, coaches, umpires, executives, and pioneers. In addition, the Hall of Fame has recognized 32 broadcasters and 59 writers with its Frick and Spink awards.
This extensively updated and revised edition provides essential information for every individual honored by or elected to the Hall of Fame, including the historic Class of 2006, which saw enshrinement of 17 previously overlooked greats from the Negro Leagues and pre–Negro Leagues. Each entry includes biographical information and career highlights, as well as the year of induction or recognition. Year-by-year statistics are included for the players, along with a list of transactions. More than 80 photos are new to the second edition.

About the Author(s)

John C. Skipper, a political reporter for the Mason City (Iowa) Globe Gazette, has written numerous books on politics and baseball, including a history of the The Iowa Caucuses and acclaimed biographies of Grover Cleveland Alexander, Dazzy Vance and Charlie Gehringer.

Bibliographic Details

John C. Skipper
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 359
Bibliographic Info: 82 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2015 [2008]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9757-7
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5194-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Preface      1

Introduction      3


Bibliography      341

Index      343

Book Reviews & Awards

“useful…recommended”—Choice; “up-to-date…recommended”—Library Journal; “top-notch…improved aesthetic appeal and added entries…supersedes the previous edition…worthy addition…a worthwhile choice…accurate”—Booklist; “this is a collection for the baseball aficionado and should see continued, periodical printings—as new information and inductees merit documentation and as a tonic for an audience seeking a handsome and tactile compendium of who’s who in America’s game.”—Journal of Sport History; “a good general information book”—ARBA; “both well-known facts and obscure trivia”—USA Today Sports Weekly; “a very handy reference book”—The Diamond Angle.