In Cobb’s Shadow

The Hall of Fame Careers of Sam Crawford, Harry Heilmann and Heinie Manush

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About the Book

Considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Ty Cobb cast a shadow over the game with his violent behavior on the field and off. His shadow was never darker than when it fell on his teammates. Sam Crawford, Harry Heilmann and Heinie Manush were three of the greatest players in baseball history, good enough to be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Each played in the Detroit outfield alongside Cobb, though their fame never reached the level of his.
Little is remembered about this trio of Hall of Famers. Crawford, the all-time triples leader, Heilmann, the last right-handed batter to hit .400, and Manush, another batting champion, each made his own mark on the game, detailed for the first time in this triple biography.

About the Author(s)

Dan D’Addona is an award-winning journalist from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Sports Editor of The Holland Sentinel in Holland, Michigan. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), his work has appeared in the SABR Research Journal, the Ann Arbor News, the Detroit News, the Chicago Tribune and USA Today.

Bibliographic Details

Dan D’Addona
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 224
Bibliographic Info: 18 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2015
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9716-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2048-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments  ix

Preface  1

Part I: Sam Crawford

1. Wahoo  3

2. Both Big Leagues  7

3. Ain’t He a Peach  15

4. Birth of an American League Dynasty  25

5. Another Pennant, Another Disappointment  48

6. Another Empty Pennant  65

7. Aftermath of a Dynasty  78

8. Michigan and Trumbull  86

9. Return to the Race  100

10. Mr. Almost 3,000  107

11. Forgotten Legacy: Sam Crawford  120

Appendix—Crawford’s Record 26 Triples in 1914  123

Part II: Harry Heilmann

12. Boy from the Bay  125

13. The Big Leagues  127

14. Return from the War  133

15. Batting Champion  139

16. .400  148

17. Return to the Crown  155

18. Slug’s Surge  158

19. The Beginning of the End  161

20. To the Booth  164

21. Forgotten Legacy: Harry Heilmann  167

Part III: Heinie Manush

22. Tuscumbia  169

23. Major League Debut  173

24. Another Batting Champion  177

25. The St. Louis Years  182

26. Finally a Contender  186

27. 1933: The Pennant  189

28. Bouncing Around Till the End  195

29. Forgotten Legacy: Heinie Manush  200

Chapter Notes  203

Bibliography  207

Index  209