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Slide, Kelly, Slide: The Wild Life and Times of Mike King Kelly, Baseball's First Superstar (American Sports History Series) ebook

by Martin Appel


the rollicking biography of Mike "King" Kelly, superstar of the 1880s and 1890s who lived fast and died young. The recent rediscovery of 19th-century baseball by today's authors is most welcome. Times and Post-Intelligencer)

the rollicking biography of Mike "King" Kelly, superstar of the 1880s and 1890s who lived fast and died young. Times and Post-Intelligencer). Lee McPhail, Former American League President)

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Like it says, it's a life-and-times centered around the career of baseball's first superstar, Mike 'King' Kelly, from the 1880's. This is a friendly book, written in a breezy, occasionally flippant, style

Like it says, it's a life-and-times centered around the career of baseball's first superstar, Mike 'King' Kelly, from the 1880's. This is a friendly book, written in a breezy, occasionally flippant, style. Given that documentation on Kelly's life is sparse, the book basically boils down to a narrative of baseball in the eighties viewed through the prism of the teams Kelly was on in any given year.

Slide, Kelly, Slide recounts the rough-and-tumble life of Mike "King" Kelly. Kelly was baseball's first superstar whose soaring popularity and infectious charm helped make the infant sport a touchstone of American culture

Slide, Kelly, Slide recounts the rough-and-tumble life of Mike "King" Kelly. Kelly was baseball's first superstar whose soaring popularity and infectious charm helped make the infant sport a touchstone of American culture. His exploits on and off the field paved the way for his illustrious successors: Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Ripken, and others.

The Wild Life and Times of Mike King Kelly (American Sports History Series). Published March 1, 1999 by The Scarecrow Press.

Superstar (American Sports History Series) Paperback – 18 Mar 1999

Superstar (American Sports History Series) Paperback – 18 Mar 1999. by. Marty Appel (Author). Appel's lively book helps to recover an American icon of the 1880s. Mike King Kelly was a hard-living, hard-drinking son of a Civil War veteran whose skills at baseball and infectious charm turned him into the game's first hero, and a symbol of what it meant to be a clebrity in America in the 1880s and 1890s.

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Personal Name: Appel, Martin. Includes bibliographical references (p. -205) and index. Personal Name: Kelly, Michael . 1857-1894. Rubrics: Baseball players United States Biography Baseball History 19th century. Download now Slide, Kelly, slide : the wild life and times of Mike "King" Kelly, baseball's first superstar Marty Appel. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

Baseball Almanac presents Slide, Kelly, Slide, a legendary baseball song which pays tribute to Mike King Kelly. The National Baseball Hall of Fame enshrined King Kelly in their halls way back in 1945. Their online bio reads in part, "Not only was Mike 'King' Kelly one of the premier players of his day, he was also one of the most flamboyant. His daring baserunning prompted fans to coin the battle cry, Slide, Kelly, Slide, and the catcher-outfielder sparked the Chicago Nationals to five pennants. Baseball Almanac is pleased to present that legendary battle cry, turned poem, turned song, Slide, Kelly, Slide.

In baseball, batting average (AVG) is a measure of a batter's success rate in achieving a hit during an at bat, and is calculated by dividing a player's hits by his at. .Slide, Kelly, Slide: The Wild Life and Times of Mike King Kelly. p. 25. ISBN 9781461671206.

In baseball, batting average (AVG) is a measure of a batter's success rate in achieving a hit during an at bat, and is calculated by dividing a player's hits by his at bats. The achievement of . 00 batting average in a season is recognized as "the standard of hitting excellence", in light of how batting.

Slide, Kelly, Slide recounts the rough-and-tumble life of Mike "King" Kelly. Kelly was baseball's first superstar whose soaring popularity and infectious charm helped make the infant sport a touchstone of American culture. His exploits on and off the field paved the way for his illustrious successors: Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Ripken, and others. A hard-drinking, hard-living two-time batting champion and daring base runner, Kelly took full advantage of the one working umpire to skip bases on his way to the plate, feats that only increased his reputation for craftiness. However, the life and career of this baseball legend have largely been forgotten by even the most dedicated baseball fans and scholars. Slide, Kelly, Slide recounts this Hall of Famer's life from his humble origins in Troy, New York, and Patterson, New Jersey, to the National League in Cincinnati, Chicago, and Boston. It also creates a vivid picture of baseball's infancy; the many colorful players, owners, and individuals involved; and American culture in the late 1800s.
Saimath
Marty Appel bring us a signficant book about 19th century baseball, of which not enough is written. This book is also one of 27 that The Easton Press has chosen in its deluxe library of the 27 top baseball books. This books belongs. Many of baseball's present day problems can be traced back to the late 1880's when both players and owners rangled over such concerns as high salaries and the reserve clause. This is also the story of Cap Anson of the Chicago White Stockings getting fed up and ridding himself of the alcohol abusers on the team, Kelly included. Consumption of alcohol by ballplayers was considered to be a sign of manliness (how sad) and many of the players of this time died young and poor. We don't have many books available on 19th century baseball worth your time, but Slide, Kelly, Slide and a few others such as Where They Ain't (Willie Keeler and the Baltimore Orioles) and A Clever Base-Ballist (John Montgomery Ward), are exceptions. Appel's book will not disappoint you.
Ygglune
This biography does not simply state King Kelly's baseball statistics, but discusses why he was baseball's first star. The author discusses Kelly's imperfections as a person as well as his loyalty, sense of humor and generosity.
Kamuro
This book is a must have.
Nalmezar
If you like reading well documented, day by day, at bat by at bat facts, this is a good documentation of the early years of baseball. Sort of like reading an old fashioned library card file. Choppy.

But with words in the title of "the wild life", I expected a story full of humor, not rote facts and data. Disappointing, in that regard.
inetserfer
Thank goodness for Marty Appel. It is amazing how many people today have absolutely no idea of who Mike "King" Kelly was. How many of them know of Buck Ewing, Old Hoss Radbourn, John Montgomery Ward, Kid Nichols, Cap Anson, Dan Brouthers, A.G. Spalding? Without Marty Appel, this era in baseball disappears forever. If you read this book very keenly and see between the lines, you will see a stunning similarity to today's baseball. The greed and politics of baseball were just as rooted back then as they are today. The future of baseball was actually rooted deep in the game of baseball back in the late 1800's. Well written and researched with what little information actually exists from that era. A little difficult in spots to keep interested, but a solid and must read just the same. A must read for historian buff's.
Venemarr
Marty Appel's book on the first great baseball superstar, Mike "King" Kelly was a real treat to read. The writing was easy to read, and painted a vivid picture of both the man and the time period of the 1880's and 1890's when Kelly played. The game was a lot different then, as was American culture, and both were described clearly and thoroughly. I really enjoyed this book and it is one of the best I've read on 19th Century players. Highly recommended.
Ferne
Marty Appel has a delightful writing style which drew me into this book and I'm not a baseball fan particularly. Mike King Kelly was quite a guy but how could we possibly relate to him? Well, the author has done a great job at giving us a feeling for that time in history (late 1800s) by painting interesting pictures for us of those times and giving great analogies in the present day. Appel has a great sense of humor, and even though this book is a serious study of Mike Kelly, there's quite a few chuckles to be had. Great introduction to early baseball.
Good read
Slide, Kelly, Slide: The Wild Life and Times of Mike King Kelly, Baseball's First Superstar (American Sports History Series) ebook
Author:
Martin Appel
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