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Arlie Latham L.M. Sutter

Arlie Latham

L.M. Sutter

Published February 11th 2013
ISBN : 9781283638135
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281 pages
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One of early baseballs most popular celebrities, Arlie Latham played for the St. Louis Browns in the 1880s. A brainy hitter and base-runner, he was also the sports brashest, funniest player, his fresh personality bringing him as much trouble asMoreOne of early baseballs most popular celebrities, Arlie Latham played for the St. Louis Browns in the 1880s. A brainy hitter and base-runner, he was also the sports brashest, funniest player, his fresh personality bringing him as much trouble as reward. He played with the 19th centurys greatest names, and was friends with everyone from King Kelly to King George V. He parlayed his stardom into a vaudeville career and the first official major league coaching job. In his fifties he carried the game he loved into world war to cheer Allied troops and in his seventies went to work for the Yankees. Arlie Lathams baseball odyssey is made more compelling by the parade of players, gamblers, boxers, actors, women and mascots that passes through it, providing a unique glimpse into Americas game and the people who loved it.