The KNACK Of BATTING And How to Select and Care for Your Bat.; Distributed with the Compliments of Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Incorporated. George Sisler, 1893 - 1973.
The KNACK Of BATTING And How to Select and Care for Your Bat.; Distributed with the Compliments of Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Incorporated

The KNACK Of BATTING And How to Select and Care for Your Bat.; Distributed with the Compliments of Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Incorporated

Louisville, Kentucky: [1934]. 1st printing (presumed). 32 pp. Illustrated with diagrams, drawings & from b/w photographs. 16mo. 6-1/8" x 3-7/16". Glossy white paper covers, printed in black & yellow, stapled. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. General wear & soiling to covers. Very Good. Item #48389

Sisler, nicknamed "Gorgeous George", was an American professional baseball first baseman and player-manager. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators and Boston Braves. Sisler played college baseball for the University of Michigan and was signed by the St. Louis Browns as a free agent in 1915. He won the American League batting title in 1920 and 1922. In 1920 he set the major league record for hits with 257 which stood for 84 years and had a batting average of .407 (the seventh highest after 1900). In 1922 he won the AL Most Valuable Player Award, he finished with a batting average of .420 which is the third highest batting average ever recorded after 1900. An attack of sinusitis in 1923 caused Sisler's play to decline, but he continued to play in the majors until 1930. After Sisler retired as a player, he worked as a major league scout and aide.

Here Sisler shares his secrets, and today, this a scarce pamphlet on the subject, which was issued as a 50th anniversary promotional piece by the Louisville Slugger bat company.

OCLC records just 4 holding institutions.

Uncommon.

Price: $95.00

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