10 Hardback Books Featuring Baseball Biographies or Related Information.
Lot 281. 10 Hardback Books Featuring Baseball Biographies or Related Information. Three books were written or co-written by Tom Meany, widely respected sportswriter who posthumously received the J. G. Taylor Spink Award of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975. The award is the highest give by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The three books are: “Baseball’s Greatest Pitchers,” 1951, vg-ex illustrated book and g+ to vg dust jacket; “Baseballs Greatest Players,” 1953, vg: and “Kings of the Diamond,” with Lee Allen, 1965, ex-library, dj attached, vg. The other anthologies are: “Pioneers of Baseball,” Robert Smith, 1978 stated first edition, ex-library, dj attached, binding separated inside; “Baseball’s Famous Pitchers,” Ira Smith, 1954, ex-library, dj attached, vg; and “More Modern Baseball Superstars,” Bill Gutman, 1978 apparent first edition, ex-m/vg. Individuals biographies or autobiographies are: “The Main Spark: Sparky Anderson and the Cincinnati Reds,” 1978 stated first edition, vg-ex, dust jacket absent; “Stan Musial: ‘The Man’s’ own story as told to Bob Broeg,” 1964 stated first edition, vg, dj missing; and “Jolly Cholly’s Story: Baseball, I Love You!” by Charlie Grimm, 1968 apparent first edition, ex-library, dj glued on. GRIMM AUTOGRPAHED THE FLYLEAF. His signature is large and bold, a gem mint 10 authenticated by Kevin Keating. Grimm was an excellent first baseman and batter. As a manager, he led the Chicago Cubs to three of their 16 N.L. pennants, including their last in 1945. He died in 1983. This collection also includes the 1956 edition of “The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball” by Hy Turkin and S. C. Thompson, vg, no dust jacket. Winning Bid $30.