How To Organize a League Manage a Team Captain a Team Coach a Team Score a Game Arrange Signals including How To Lay Out a League Diamond and Technical Terms of Base Ball

New York: American Sports Publishing Company, [1921]. Paperback. 114 pages. Spalding "Red cover" series of athletic handbooks, Number 83R. "Spalding's Athletic Library" on cover. Solidly staple-bound, with paper spine and covers glued over the text block. Quite clean, especially the contents, but the rear cover is only tenuously attached to the paper spine panel, which itself is legible but is worn along its left side. Item #540

The front cover features a photo of the Brooklyn dugout with one person prominent, quite possibly their manager from 1914 to 1931, Wilbert Robinson, for whom the team got its sometime nickname the Robins, and who entered the Hall of Fame in 1945, having been elected by the veterans committee. According to the Joyce Sports Research Collection at the University of Notre Dame, this title was issued annually from 1919 to 1940; it was preceded by a similar title, How to Umpire, How to Coach, How to Captain, How to Manage, How to Organize a League, issued annually from 1905 to 1918. Considering its annual publication, a surprisingly uncommon title.

Price: $175.00

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