By John Freyer,Mark Rucker

Al Spalding was once the 1st of many Chicago aces, top the city's 1876 membership to an inaugural nationwide League Pennant with a 46-12 checklist and a whopping 528 innings pitched. one of the mythical pitchers to persist with have been Larry Corcoran, proprietor of 2 no-hitters with the White Stocking dynasty of the Eighties; Clark Griffith, who had six 20-win seasons in a row for a mediocre Orphans/Colts membership within the Nineties; and "Rube" Foster, who ruled the Negro leagues of the early 20th century. additionally featured are Mordecai "Three hands" Brown, Eddie Cicotte, Ed Walsh, Grover Cleveland Alexander, and so on. In Chicago Aces: the 1st seventy five Years, readers will detect the compelling tales of those nice pitchers, highlighted via over a hundred infrequent and remarkable images.

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