Frank Selee

Hall of Fame Manager of the Boston Beaneaters and Chicago Cubs


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About the Book

One of the best managers in the early years of professional baseball, Frank Selee (1859–1909) built two great teams. The Boston Beaneaters of the 1890s won five National League pennants during his tenure. The Chicago Cubs won four National League pennants and two World Series immediately after his period as manager—mostly with players he assembled. Selee’s teams earned reputations for sportsmanship during an era known for dirty play, and Selee himself was known as a congenial man at a time when many managers and players had were considered loutish or combative. This biography tells the story of one of baseball’s notable nice guys, who honed his craft to succeed in a ruthlessly competitive business.

About the Author(s)

Richard Bressler is a retired financial professional and has written two books on medieval history and a sports book. He lives in Champaign, Illinois.

Bibliographic Details

Richard Bressler

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 205
Bibliographic Info: 17 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8204-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4104-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Introduction 1
1. Early Days and Start in Baseball 3
2. The Minors 20
3. Boston: The First Seven Years 35
4. Boston: The Last Five Years 92
5. Chicago 138
6. Endgame 175
Chapter Notes 189
Bibliography 192
Index 193