"Commy" : the life story of Charles A. Comiskey / by G.W. Axelson
- Axelson, G. W. (Gustaf W.)
- Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2003.
- Physical Description:
- viii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
- McFarland historical baseball library ; 2
- Baseball or bricks -- The game becomes a business -- That hole in the fence -- "Der boss president" -- A $15,000 slide -- Coming of the supermen -- The revolt of the brotherhood -- "Commy" becomes an owner -- White Sox and war -- Players' bench to swivel chair -- The "hitless wonders" and two flags -- Two pitch-outs and a mess of bass -- Purse strings are untied -- Dig spikes in five continents -- Baseball thrills for a king -- Blazing new trails -- From "Commy's" friends -- A pen picture of the "Old Roman" -- By "Commy" himself.
- "This biography of Charles "Commy" Comiskey is one of the earliest and most important - and one of the hardest for baseball researchers to get their hands on - in the baseball canon. Comiskey, a Hall of Famer, spent half a century in the big leagues as a successful player-manager and owner, his clubs winning nine pennants along the way. But one of those pennants came in 1919, when his White Sox threw the Series for a gambling payoff. Comiskey's tight-fistedness is often cited as a reason why." ""Commy" was written on the cusp of these events in 1918, following Chicago's World Series triumph over the Giants." --Book Jacket.
- 0786415983 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786415984 (softcover : alk. paper)
- Originally published: Chicago : Reilly & Lee, c1919.
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