3 Scarce Early 1900s Books on Playing Baseball from “Spalding’s Athletic Library.
Lot 451. 3 Scarce Early 1900s Books on Playing Baseball from “Spalding’s Athletic Library. All three of these softcover publications are reading copies. The covers and possibly some pages are missing; the content pages are present. 1. “How to Umpire, How to Captain a Team, How to Manage a Team, etc…Technical Terms of Base Ball” edited by T. H. Murnane, one-time major leaguer and sportswriter for “The Boston Globe.” The publication contains articles by Charles Comiskey, King Kelly, Jimmy Collins and Henry Chadwick; 112 total pages present. 2. “How to Catch and How to Run Bases” by John B. Foster, 1924. Foster was editor of Spalding’s “Official Base Ball Guide.” A total of 158 pages present with more than 130 pages of instruction. 3. “How to Pitch (New and Enlarged Edition),” by J. E. Wray, 1926, 112 pages. This publication contains photos of various pitchers, including Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson and Grover Alexander. Reproductions of these publications are frequently offered; these are originals. Winning Bid $25.