New York: Boni and Liveright, (1923). First edition. 8vo, 265pp; blue cloth. Wear to inner rear hinge; 1923 ownership inscription and bookplate; covers light rubbed and with wear to extremities, splatter mark on front and spine stamping dulled - still a good copy, better than this list of flaws would suggest. Item #205499
Autobiography of the baseball hall-of-famer nicknamed "Little Napoleon." A dynamic player of the dead-ball era, McGraw went on to a highly successful career as a manager, winning ten pennants and three World Series. Over thirty-three years as a manager, he recorded just two losing seasons; his record for for ejections from a game (131) stood until 2007 when it was surpassed by the Atlanta Braves' manager Bobby Cox.