Touching Second: The Science of Baseball. The History of the National Game; Its Development Into an Exact Mathematical Sport; Records of Great Plays and Players; Anecdotes and Incidents of Decisive Struggles on the Diamond; Signs and Systems Used by Championship Teams
Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Company, 1910. Item #25999
Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Company, 1910. First Edition. Octavo. 308 pp. + 2 pp. advertisements. Black and white photographs, lacking two plates. Tan boards stamped in red with photo-illustrated card mounted to front.
Boards rather worn with brief exposure to extremities, corners bumped, and general soiling and scuffing. Binding sound. Smudges to endpapers and edges of text block, but pages otherwise unmarked.
Scarce first edition of this early baseball history from the Chicago Cubs second baseman, part of the famous "Tinker-to-Evans-to-Chance" double play combo.
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