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A Ball Player's Career

Being the Personal Experiences and Reminiscensces of Adrian C. Anson

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Author: Adrian C. Anson
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 106,087 / 299 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.5
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 2,999
Added to site: 2006.10.29 15078
Genres: Biography, Games

Adrian C. Anson was Manager and Captain of the Chicago Base Ball Club, and was one of baseball's great hitters -- the first to tally over 3,000 career hits.

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into harness," providing that the said "breaking in" performance could be successfully accomplished anywhere.

To Notre Dame I went and if I acquired any honors in the way of scholarships during the brief time that I was there I have never heard of them. Foot-ball, base-ball and fancy skating engrossed the most of my attention, and in all of these branches of sport I attained at least a college reputation. As a fancy skater I excelled, and there were few boys of my age anywhere in the country that could beat me in that line.

The base-ball team that represented Notre Dame at that time was the Juanitas, and of this organization I was a member, playing second base. The bright particular star of this club was my brother Sturgis, who played the center field position. Had he remained in the business he would certainly have made his mark in the profession, but unfortunately he strained his arm one day while playing and was obliged to quit the diamond. He is now a successful business man in the old town



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