In the third volume of the highly acclaimed "Baseball's Untold History" series, historian Michael Lynch turns his focus to some of the most amazing, unthinkable, and, well, wildest players and plays the game has ever known. Tales of gamblers, brawlers, ball-ballers, shady owners, shameless umps, and even murderers fill the pages, told with the rich historical detail and humor Mike Lynch is so well known for. In this volume, read about
Collecting stories like these is all in a day's work for the fanatical and fantastic Mike Lynch, who can teach a thing or three about baseball history to even the most ardent of fans.
I. Gamblers, Brawlers, and Cheats
Behind the Eight Ball: Buck Weaver’s First Gambling Scandal
Byrd’s Eye View
Hey Matty, Wanna Bet?
Lenny Randle: Spring Training Slugger
Bill Dickey’s Sucker Punch
II. Dump the Ump
The Memorial Day Brawl of 1932
Augie Donatelli’s Two Ejections in One At-Bat
Jeffrey Leonard’s Three Trips to the Plate in One At-Bat