Baseball Joe, Home Run King, or; The Greatest Pitcher and Batter on Record

New York: Cupples and Leon, (1922).

Price: $65.00

Hardcover. Trifle soiled on the front cloth pictorial board else fine lacking the dustwrapper. Eighth book in the "Baseball Joe" series, the first major series devoted to a central character who was first, last and foremost, a baseball player, as well as the first series that treated major league players as something other than disreputable denizens of the lower class. This book reflects an interesting change in baseball, brought about by the emergence of Babe Ruth (thinly disguised here as Kid Roth). In previous books in the series Baseball Joe was a weak hitting pitching star, here he emerges as a slugger.

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Baseball Joe, Home Run King, or; The Greatest Pitcher and Batter on Record. Lester CHADWICK, Edward Stratemeyer.

Edward Stratemeyer
birth name: Edward Stratemeyer
born: 10/4/1862
died: 5/10/1930

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American writer of popular juvenile fiction, whose Stratemeyer Literary Syndicate (1906-84) produced such books as the Rover Boys series, the Hardy Boys series, the Tom Swift series, the Bobbsey Twins series, and the Nancy Drew series. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore