“Fifty-nine in ’84” by Edward Achorn

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By Ed Achorn, author of “Fifty-nine in ’84: Old Hoss Radbourn,
Barehanded Baseball and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had”
(HarperCollins)

In the age of pampered $50 million arms and strictly enforced pitch counts,
imagine a pitcher winning 59 major-league games in a single season, starting
73 games and completing all of them, throwing 678 innings, and then winning
all three games of the World Series — with no other performance-enhancing
drugs to sustain him than a quart of whiskey a day. It may seem unbelievable
that any human could do it, but it really happened, and you can read all
about it in my new book, “Fifty-nine in ’84: Old Hoss Radbourn,
Barehanded Baseball and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had”
(HarperCollins).
This account of the brutal world of early big-league
baseball — played barehanded, by violent, crafty and ill-educated men —
has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, New York Post,
Dallas Morning News, Baseball America and more. To buy it cheap go here:
http://amzn.to/cez5Tv
or check out my Web site at http://www.OldHoss.com

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