Item #4252 The Reach Official American League Base Ball Guide - 1909

The Reach Official American League Base Ball Guide - 1909

Philadelphia, PA: A.J. Reach Company, 1909. Paperback. An uncommon 1909 issue of this famous guide. Printed wraps, binding is both stapled and sewn, 12mo (6-5/8 inches tall). pp. 630, illustrated throughout w. many photo reproductions, line drawings, tables and ads [pp. 591-630 are sports ads], statistics and team photos. Covers are worn w. multiple tape repairs, lacks first 3 leaves [i.e. p. 1-6], spine panel also taped, text is clean. Fair. Item #4252

Famously, "On August 31, 1909 The A.J. Reach Company was granted a patent for its cork-centered baseball, which replaced the hard rubber-cored one. This change will be particularly apparent in the National League in 1910 and 1911." wiki.

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