Baseball"s famous pitchers capers cut and records made by fifty-three pitching greats. by Ira Lepouce Smith

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Published by A.S. Barnes in New York .

Written in English

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  • Baseball -- Biography.

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StatementIllustrated by Leo Hershfield.
GenreBiography.
SeriesBaseball"s famous players library
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LC ClassificationsGV865.A1 S55
The Physical Object
Pagination312 p.
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6152581M
LC Control Number54005413
OCLC/WorldCa2824695

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