3 Putnam Baseball Books – on the World Series, John McGraw and Connie Mack.
Lot 456. 3 Putnam Baseball Books – on the World Series, John McGraw and Connie Mack. These 1940s hardbacks are part of the G. P. Putnam’s Sons series of baseball books, which comprises team histories, biographies, the book here on the World Series and even a novel. Fredrick G. Lieb wrote two of these three books. A prolific writer, he produced articles for “The Sporting News” and the “Saturday Evening Post,” and he was the first writer inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. One of Lieb’s books is “The Story of the World Series: An Informal History,” 1949, illustrated with photos, 332 pages, vg book and dust jacket, which has the inside corners clipped. Lieb also wrote “Connie Mack: Grand Old Man of Baseball,” 1945 with 276 pages, vg-ex book with a name and addressed stamped on the flyleaf and light foxing on the first six and eight pages at the end. The dust jacket is g+ to vg with stains and foxing on the blank reverse. Frank Graham is the author of “McGraw of the Giants: An Informal Biography,” 1944 with 265 pages, vg book and g-vg dust jacket with inside corners clipped. Two pages inside the book have clipped upper corners; text is not affected. The World Series and Mack books are apparent first editions. Winning Bid $50.