Reporting Baseball’s Sensational Season of 1890

The Brotherhood War and the Rise of Modern Sports Journalism

Author: Scott D. Peterson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476619034

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

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When the members of the first baseball players’ union formed their own league in open revolt against the reserve clause and other restrictive practices of the National League, baseball journalism became less of a “curiosity shop” phenomenon and moved into the mainstream. Baseball writers Henry Chadwick, T.H. Murnane, and Ella Black covered the labor struggle on the field and in the front offices—and took sides: one as a mouthpiece for the capitalist owners, one as a supporter of the cooperatively operated Players’ League, and one as a voice for female journalists. Through a close examination of their work, this book charts the rise of sports journalism in response to the famed Brotherhood War of 1890.
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Rowdy Patsy Tebeau and the Cleveland Spiders

Fighting to the Bottom of Baseball, 1887–1899

Author: David L. Fleitz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476627665

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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 In an era of rowdy teams, the Cleveland Spiders (1887–1899) were baseball’s rowdiest. Managed by Oliver “Patsy” Tebeau, a quick-tempered infielder, the Spiders seemed to heap abuse of one kind or another on everyone—umpires, opposing teams, even the fans. Their aggression never brought home the pennant, but Cleveland’s battles with the league’s top clubs, including an 1895 Temple Cup victory over the Baltimore Orioles, are now legendary. Yet the story of the Spiders amounts to more than a 12 year free-for-all. There were top-flight players like Ed McKean, George Davis, Jesse Burkett, and Cy Young. There was the racially progressive signing of Holy Cross star Louis Sockalexis, the first American Indian in the major leagues. And then there was the team’s final season, 1899, when a club ravaged by syndicalism set the standard for baseball futility.
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Before They Were the Cubs

The Early Years of Chicago's First Professional Baseball Team

Author: Jack Bales

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476674671

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 262

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Founded in 1869, the Chicago Cubs are a charter member of the National League and the last remaining of the eight original league clubs still playing in the city in which the franchise started. Drawing on newspaper articles, books and archival records, the author chronicles the team’s early years. He describes the club’s planning stages of 1868; covers the decades when the ballplayers were variously called White Stockings, Colts, and Orphans; and relates how a sportswriter first referred to the young players as Cubs in the March 27, 1902, issue of the Chicago Daily News. Reprinted selections from firsthand accounts provide a colorful narrative of baseball in 19th-century America, as well as a documentary history of the Chicago team and its members before they were the Cubs.
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Pecadores en las manos de un Dios airado

Author: felipe Chavarro Polanía

Publisher: Scribl

ISBN: 1633484157

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Edwards y el Gran Despertar Según una tradición, no estaba programado que Edwards predicara en la capilla de Enfield el 8 de Julio [1741], pero lo hizo en sustitución de otro predicador. Aparentemente, el Gran Despertar no había llegado aún al distrito y reinaba allí una total indiferencia de que sucediera o no, tanto que cristianos de distritos vecinos habían dedicado casi toda la noche anterior a la oración, no fuera que “mientras las lluvias divinas sucedían todo alrededor”, no las hubiera en Enfield. Edwards tomó como su texto Deuteronomio 32:35: “A su tiempo su pie resbalará”, repitiendo un sermón que había predicado en su propia iglesia poco antes sobre el tema: “Pecadores en manos de un Dios airado”. [Eleazer] Wheelock reportó a [Benjamín] Trumbull cómo los presentes, que había caracterizado como “indiferente y presumida”, tanto habían cambiado antes de finalizado el sermón que se habían “humillado con una convicción tremenda de su pecado y peligro”. –Iain Murray, Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography (Edinburgo, Banner of Truth, 1987), 168. La predicación por medio de la cual el espíritu de estupor fue abatido en la década de 1730, era escrutadora y convincente. Se estaba levantando un grupo de hombres para quienes la gravedad del pecado, la posibilidad de una profesión falsa de fe en Cristo y la indiferencia de un mundo perdido les era una carga apremiante. Detrás de sus declaraciones públicas estaba su visión de Dios y de la eternidad. Sus valles de humillación personal se habían convertido en valles de visión y, como dijera alguien que siguió en los pasos de Edwards siglos después: “Cuando los pastores captan una vista del valle de visión, y del abismo sin fondo en el cual cada hueso se va hundiendo, sienten que es importante advertir y alarmar a los pecadores, y solo entonces predican para muerte, predican para la eternidad, predican para el tribunal de Dios, predican para el cielo y predican también para el infierno”.—Ibid, 133. Autor: Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
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