The Complete New York Clipper Baseball Biographies

More Than 800 Sketches of Players, Managers, Owners, Umpires, Reporters and Others, 1859–1903


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About the Book

The New York Clipper (according to its masthead “The Oldest American Sporting and Theatrical Journal”) was the standard bearer of sports weeklies during the 19th century. One of the Clipper’s features was a weekly biographical portrait of a sporting figure. More than 800 baseball players, managers, owners, umpires, and writers were thus portrayed. These biographies are collected in alphabetical order, accompanied by more than 600 portraits. The book features a foreword by noted sports historian John Thorn and more than 600 line-art drawings.

About the Author(s)

Jean-Pierre Caillault is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and professor of astronomy at the University of Georgia, where he also teaches classes on the physics of baseball, the history of the major leagues, and sabermetrics. He is the author of A Tale of Four Cities and has had articles appear in Baseball Digest and Baseball Research Journal. Caillault lives in Winterville, Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

Compiled by Jean-Pierre Caillault
Format: softcover (7 x 10 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 758
Bibliographic Info: 612 illustrations, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3373-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5441-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents


Foreword by John Thorn      1

Preface      7

The Biographies, A–L      11


The Biographies, M–Z      397

Appendix: Chronology of the Biographies      721

Index      731

Book Reviews & Awards

“a monumental research tool”—Sports Collectors Digest.