Detroit Aces: The First 75 Years

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Ever since the city was granted its first major league team, the Wolverines in 1881, Detroit baseball fans have packed the parks to loyally cheer for their favorite hurlers on the mound. In 1887, Charlie Getzein, nicknamed "Pretzels," led the Detroit ball club to its first National League pennant with 29 wins. The rubber-armed "Wild" Bill Donovan led the Detroit Tigers to the city's first American League pennant in 1907, notching up an astounding .862 winning percentage despite a legendary lack of control. More great pitchers were to follow in the coming decades, and, written from the perspective of an old-time fan, Detroit Aces: The First 75 Years is a fun read for any Motor City baseball enthusiast.
ISBN: 9780738539911
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of Baseball
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Mark Rucker is a longtime member of the Society for American Baseball Research. His collection of vintage baseball images, part of the vast Rucker Archives, wonderfully illustrates this volume throughout. He is the author of several previous Images of Baseball titles, including Chicago Aces, Chicago Sluggers, New York Aces, and New York Sluggers.
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