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Books by Connie Mack, Leo Durocher and Jack Coombs.







      
Lot 363. Books by Connie Mack, Leo Durocher and Jack Coombs. Mack and Combs are Hall of Fame managers. John W. (Jack) Combs pitched for Mack’s World Series champion teams in 1910, 1911 and 1913. Later, he won baseball championships as the Duke University Coach; many of his players became major leaguers. All three books are hardbacks. Mack’s book is “My 66 Years in the Big Leagues,” subtitled “The Great Story of America’s National Game.” The 1950 hardback, a stated first edition, is vg+ to ex, published with an illustration of Mack on the front cover. The book is illustrated also with 31 pages of photos. An inscription is on the first page behind the flyleaf. A manager from 1894-1950, Mack won five World Series and holds the MLB record for wins, losses and games. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1937. Durocher wrote “The Dodgers and Me: The Inside Story,” 1948 apparent first edition, vg+ book with tight binding and some cover wear, g-vg dust jacket. As an infielder or infielder-manager, Durocher played for three All-Star Teams. He was a four-time World Series champion, twice as the manager of the New York Giants. He played for the Dodgers 1938-41, 1943 and 1945, and managed the team, 1939-46 and 1948. Tenth in career wins among mangers, Durocher was posthumously elected to the Hall of Fame in 1994. The book has 16 pages of illustrations. Coombs is the author of “Baseball: Individual Play and Team Strategy,” second edition printed in 1949, vg book with a name and address on the flyleaf, underlining on some pages, no dust jacket. Coombs provides instruction on playing each position and more than 40 pages on baseball offense. He was the winningest pitcher in the American League in 1910 and 1911. He played also for the Brooklyn Robins and Detroit Tigers. Winning Bid $20.    


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