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Baseball's Other All Stars The Greatest Players from the Negro Leagues, the Japanese Leagues, the Mexican League and the Pre-1960 Winter Leagues in Cuba, Puerto Rica and the Dominican Republic by William F. McNeil
  

Baseball's Other All Stars The Greatest Players from the Negro Leagues, the Japanese Leagues, the Mexican League and the Pre-1960 Winter Leagues in Cuba, Puerto Rica and the Dominican Republic

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Baseball's Other All Stars The Greatest Players from the Negro Leagues, the Japanese Leagues, the Mexican League and the Pre-1960 Winter Leagues in Cuba, Puerto Rica and the Dominican Republic by William F. McNeil

Baseball is played in all corners of the world, so it is no surprise to learn that some of the greatest hardballers of all time never played on a U.S. major league diamond. Who knows what major league records would have been shattered had Sadaharu Oh of Japan, Josh Gibson of the Negro Leagues, Martin Dihigo of Cuba, Francisco Coimbre of Puerto Rico and Hector Espino of Mexico played in the United States. This work is a survey of the greatest baseball players who never played in the U.S. major leagues. The greatest players from the various professional leagues outside organized baseball in the United States are reviewed, and all-star teams are selected for each league. Finally, the author selects an all-world all-star team from the individual all-star teams from Japan, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Negro Leagues.

Reviews

[a] fine book...provocative...will enchant general readers interested in baseball history --Choice; fascinating --Public Library Quarterly; a gem, a mother lode of material hitherto unavailable to baseball fans--not even on the Internet --Nine; includes full portraits of such legends as Saduharu Oh, Martin Dihigo and Hector Espino --USA Today Sports Weekly; provides a multitude of statistical tables so the reader can compare the players...illustrated with dozens of black and white photos --The SABR Bulletin; McNeil manages to pack a lot of 'overview
histories into the first few pages of each chapter and his all

-time all-star teams for each league whet the neophytes
appetite

--The Diamond Angle; wonderful...required reading for anyone who loves the game --One More Inning.


About the Author

William F. McNeil is a longtime baseball historian and the author of numerous books on the game. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), he is the recipient of five Robert Peterson awards for increasing the public's awareness of the Negro Leagues. He lives in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2000

Author

William F. McNeil

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Publisher

McFarland & Co Inc

Format

Paperback
280 pages

Categories

Baseball
Biography: sport

ISBN

9780786407842

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