The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, The Giants, And The Cast Of Players, Pugs, And Politicos Who Reinvented The World Series In 1912
Publish Date: 2010-09-21
Author: Mike Vaccaro
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In this wonderful page-turner, veteran sports journalist Mike Vaccaro brings to life a bygone era in cinematic and intimate detailand re-creates the magic and suspense of the worlds first classic series.
Despite a major presidential election, the near-assassination of Teddy Roosevelt, and the most sensational trial of the young century, baseball dominated front-page headlines in October 1912. The Boston Red Sox and the New York Giants of that yeartwo of the finest ball clubs that had ever been assembledwent head-to-head in a thrilling eight-game battle that ultimately elevated the World Series from a regional October novelty to a national obsession.