The Theatrical and Kingly Mike Kelly: U.S. Team Sport's First Media Sensation and Baseball's Original Casey at the Bat

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The Theatrical and Kingly Mike Kelly: U.S. Team Sport's First Media Sensation and Baseball's Original Casey at the Bat - Rosenberg, Howard W

This is the definitive biography of the Hall of Fame player who was the most likely model, if any single player was, for the title character in Ernest Thayer's 1888 poem "Casey at the Bat." A year earlier, Mike Kelly became famous when Chicago sold him to Boston for a then-record price of $10,000, about $200,000 today. Until the final year of his ...

The Theatrical and Kingly Mike Kelly: U.S. Team Sport's First Media Sensation and Baseball's Original Casey at the Bat 2004, Tile Books

ISBN-13: 9780972557412

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