Goldie's Curve Ball: How Fred E. "Goldie" Goldsmith Invented, Demonstrated, Mastered, & Championed The Curve Ball
CASTLE, John R., Jr.
- Publisher: HomeLight Publishing
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 2010
- Place Published: Colorado Springs, CO
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: New
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
265 p. 24 cm. 46 photos, tables, and line drawings. New pictorial paperback. "For over seventy years baseball authorities have debated, argued, and written about "The Curve Ball Controversy." One case in point is the St. Louis Sporting News, who states, "that until better evidence comes along that Goldsmith and Cummings should be considered co-partners in the invention of the curveball." Perhaps better evidence has come along, in fact, it has." - from rear cover. The author discusses "Goldie's" boyhood, time in Bridgeport and New Haven, years with the London Tecumsehs, his move to Springfield and Troy, being part of the White Stocking's dynasty, going on to Baltimore, the man and the ball player, the Curveball Controversy, years after the game. Appendices and index.