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USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview The Philadelphia Athletics dominated the first fourteen years of the American League, winning six pennants through under the leadership of their founder and manager, Connie Mack. But beginning in , where volume 2 in Norman L. Baseball biographer and historian Macht recreates what may be the most remarkable chapter in this larger-than-life story. About the Author Norman L. Macht is the author of more than thirty books, including Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball available in a Nebraska Paperback.
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I came away from the evening in even greater awe of Norman L. Macht, but with a new perspective on his characteristic role in baseball research. It was a new image for me of the man — and one helped greatly on the transferential level by his physical similarity to another great historical man who found himself captured tightly by his obsession with rightful purpose.
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It finally came to me this morning. Macht is the Jack Kevorkian of baseball research.
He is totally dedicated to the goal of assisting all untrue stories in baseball to the cemetery of the unpublished waste pile. If they are not verifiable in some hard copy form, he will not use them in his own work, He is, and I think rightfully so, distrustful of what others write in blogs, books, and sports columns and articles that offer no hard fact support as the truth. Because it both stands as bonus proof of Mr. I share Mr. Thanks you again, Norman Macht, for calling this error to my attention.
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Historical Euthanization in Progress: "Way to go, Norman! You metaphorically put the whole DiMaggio-Newsom Two Homer tale to its eternal rest away from the big book of history as untrue on Monday night. And we thank you for so acting. Thanks again, Norman Macht, Baseball research needs more people on board who are as careful with the truth as you are.
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