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The major league pennant races of 1916

Paul G. Zinn

The major league pennant races of 1916

"the most maddening baseball melee in history"

by Paul G. Zinn

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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Major League Baseball (Organization),
  • Baseball,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-301) and index.

    StatementPaul G. Zinn and John G. Zinn
    ContributionsZinn, John G., 1946-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV863.A1 Z56 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 310 p. :
    Number of Pages310
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24813503M
    ISBN 100786436301
    ISBN 109780786436309
    LC Control Number2008053465
    OCLC/WorldCa288378074


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