Arlie Latham: A Baseball Biography of the Freshest Man on by L.M. Sutter

By L.M. Sutter

considered one of early baseball’s preferred celebrities, Arlie Latham performed for the St. Louis Browns within the Eighteen Eighties. A brainy hitter and base-runner, he used to be additionally the sport’s brashest, funniest participant, his “fresh” character bringing him as a lot difficulty as gift. He performed with the nineteenth century’s maximum names, and was once acquaintances with every body from King Kelly to King George V. He parlayed his stardom right into a vaudeville occupation and the 1st authentic significant league training task. In his fifties he carried the sport he enjoyed into global conflict to cheer Allied troops and in his seventies went to paintings for the Yankees. Arlie Latham’s baseball odyssey is made extra compelling by way of the parade of avid gamers, gamblers, boxers, actors, girls and mascots that passes via it, supplying a special glimpse into America’s video game and the folk who enjoyed it.

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