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During the winter of 1913 and the spring of 1914 the New York Giants and the Chicago White Sox took a trip around the world. Organized by crusty John McGraw of the Giants and the White Sox's Charles Comiskey, it was a trip of epic proportions--a tour to end all tours recreated here in all its monumental sweep and comical detail.   This book follows the two teams, whose members include Christy Mathewson, Jim Thorpe, and half a dozen other future Hall-of-Famers, as they barnstorm across the United States and sail the seas to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, finishing with a game before twenty thousand fans and King George V. Along the way, baseball's envoys meet such dignitaries as Pope Pius X, tea magnate Thomas Lipton, and the last khedive of Egypt. They play the tables of Monaco, survive a near-shipwreck, and cram a lifetime's worth of adventures into six months. Their story, told here for the first time, gives readers a glimpse into baseball history and the innocence and spirit of a long-gone era.… (més)
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Títol:The Tour to End All Tours: The Story of Major League Baseball's 1913-1914 World Tour
Autors:James E. Elfers
Informació:Bison Books (2003), Paperback, 292 pages
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James E. Elfers’s The Tour to End All Tours: The Story of Major League Baseball’s 1913-1914 World Tour chronicles the epic around-the-globe goodwill tour by the Chicago White Sox and the New York Giants - now just a dusty long-forgotten footnote in baseball lore, but a glorious and celebrated event during that far more innocent era preceding the Great War. Conceived and led by White Sox owner Charles Comiskey and Giants manager John McGraw, the two teams (along with a handful of players from other major league clubs), dubbed “the tourists” throughout the book, barnstormed their way westward through America, then across the Pacific to Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Manila, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Ceylon, Cairo, Rome, Nice, Paris, and London, and finally returning to the States across the Atlantic aboard the Lusitania to a hero’s welcome in New York.

Via impressive research, Elfers resolutely brushes the cobwebs off this musty chapter of baseball history and breathes some life into it with colorful details, quotes and anecdotes of the tourists’ exploits on and off the field. While the book occasionally gets bogged down in the tedium of game recaps and the minutiae of various banquets and receptions, The Tour to End All Tours ultimately serves as an interesting travelogue of a bygone era and an engaging look at a unique story from baseball’s deadball era. ( )
  ghr4 | Nov 24, 2019 |
Being an account of a mildly interesting baseball phenomenon, a barnstorming trip by American pros to educate a world on the verge of war. The portraits of the players will be of interest to devotees of the period, but there's not that much which will be of interest to individuals who are not fans of baseball of that period. ( )
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During the winter of 1913 and the spring of 1914 the New York Giants and the Chicago White Sox took a trip around the world. Organized by crusty John McGraw of the Giants and the White Sox's Charles Comiskey, it was a trip of epic proportions--a tour to end all tours recreated here in all its monumental sweep and comical detail.   This book follows the two teams, whose members include Christy Mathewson, Jim Thorpe, and half a dozen other future Hall-of-Famers, as they barnstorm across the United States and sail the seas to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, finishing with a game before twenty thousand fans and King George V. Along the way, baseball's envoys meet such dignitaries as Pope Pius X, tea magnate Thomas Lipton, and the last khedive of Egypt. They play the tables of Monaco, survive a near-shipwreck, and cram a lifetime's worth of adventures into six months. Their story, told here for the first time, gives readers a glimpse into baseball history and the innocence and spirit of a long-gone era.

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