The Emerald Diamond: How the Irish Transformed America's Favorite Pastime

The Emerald Diamond: How the Irish Transformed America's Favorite Pastime

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The history of the Irish in baseball is much richer than anyone realizes. From early discrimination to later domination, from Mike Kelly, a society star in the 1880s, to the managerial fame of Connie Mack (né McGillicuddy), early Irish players and managers helped shape the game of baseball in every way. From the first curveball to the first players' unions, Irishmen took America's national pastime and made it their own, turning it into the glorious game we know… (more)

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Publisher: Harper (February 28, 2012)

Collection: Harper

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 1.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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