Honus Wagner

Honus Wagner Discusses the life and career of the famed baseball player from his early days in the mines of western Pennsylvania through his induction into the Hall of Fame

  • Title: Honus Wagner
  • Author: Dennis DeValeria
  • ISBN: 9780786109852
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Audio
  • Discusses the life and career of the famed baseball player, from his early days in the mines of western Pennsylvania through his induction into the Hall of Fame.

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    1. Simply put a great book on a terrific athlete. This book centers (obviously) on the baseball life of Honus Wagner with bit parts to his personal life including business, marriage, and all other personal things that occur in life. His personal life was largely not explored nor discussed and that is OK because one gets enough of the personal life within these pages. Honus was a decent man, great ball player, and was loved and respected by those who knew him. He really was a spend thrift; something [...]

    2. While the book was interesting at times, I felt like there was too much unnecessary detail. I am not even sure if it followed a strict timeline because I sometimes got lost in the dates with the jumping around. The historical information from the time was interesting and to listen to how different the professional ball players were back then is both educational and sometimes comical. Having to hurry home from the coal mine to make it to the ball game and vice versa. An aspect that was difficult [...]

    3. Wow, a great biography of an outstanding baseball player from another generation.The Pirates could really use Honus now.Excellent detailed biography.

    4. The myths coming out of the early days of baseball include the story of Ty Cobb meeting up with Honus Wagner while trying to steal second base during the first game of the 1909 world series. Cobb, who had just a few months earlier been called "the dirtiest player I ever saw" by the great Connie Mack, is supposed to have yelled down to Wagner from first base, "I'm coming down on the next pitch, Krauthead!" The stoic and much loved Wagner is supposed to have replied, "I'll be ready." True to his w [...]

    5. All the statistics are there. There is even a account of his life that is factually the most complete every put together. The DeValeria's are really great researchers. The bibliography for this book was several pages long. The thing is among all this research and accuracy there is very little that is personal. I dont think this is because the authors were lacking in ability to bring that personal touch to their writing,its more a product of the fact that there are very few people alive today who [...]

    6. Solid read. A little heavy on the details of Wagner's seasons, but authors do a good job of putting Honus in the context of early twentieth-century baseball. Writing is more graceful than ponderous, but wobbles back and forth between the two at times. If you're a fan of early baseball history, you won't be disappointed at this.

    7. Another in a long line of good baseball books I read. It was a while since I read this, so details are a little foggy, but I know I liked it. If you like baseball biographies this is another good one.

    8. It was a good read but not as good as so many baseball biographies because of the lack of information from the period. Still an excellent read for anyone who wants to understand the early days of MLB as it evolved into a scientific pursuit.

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