The First Fall Classic by Mike Vaccaro
The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912

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In this wonderful page-turner, veteran sports journalist Mike Vaccaro brings to life a bygone era in cinematic and intimate detail—and re-creates the magic and suspense of the world’s first classic series.

Despite a major presidential election, the near-assassination of Teddy Roosevelt, and the most sensational trial of the young century, baseball dominated front-page headlines in October 1912. The Boston Red Sox and the New York Giants of that year—two of the finest ball clubs that had ever been assembled—went head-to-head in a thrilling eight-game battle that ultimately elevated the World Series from a regional October novelty to a national obsession.

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About Mike Vaccaro

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is a lead sports columnist for the New York Post and is the author of Emperors and Idiots. He has won more than fifty major journalism awards since 1989 and has been cited for distinguished writing by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the New York State Publishers Association, and the Poynter Institute. He lives in New Jersey.
Published September 25, 2009 by Anchor. 322 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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The cover of Mike Vaccaro’s The First Fall Classic is a sepia-toned photograph of 1912 World Series combatants “Smokey” Joe Wood of the Boston Red Sox and Jeff Tesreau of the New York Giants before they square off against each other for their respective clubs.

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