Rare Antique 1889 "Scientific Ball" Baseball Book by N Fred Pfeffer Chicago. Offered here is the Book "Scientific Ball" by N. First edition, published by N. The book is 83 pages in length, including a 6-page Biographical Sketch of N.Fred Pfeffer by De Witt Ray (pp 5-10) and the Index page (p 83). This is an extremely rare book written by Chicago White Stockings Fred Pfeffer, arguably one of the game's all-time best defensive second basemen. Pfeffer believed that baseball is a doubly scientific game; that while physical science is the first consideration, it is only the secure foundation to the superstructure of good judgment, caution, courage and brains. The union of muscular science with the more subtle science of the head, produces the highest type of the successful baseball player. Pfeffer shares his knowledge/advice on how to play the game, addressing many topics, such as signs, backing up, base-running, sliding, fielding, and playing each position.
While this book is such a well-known and important early baseball book, it is remarkably extremely rare. There are apparently very few known examples of this important book. The example of the book we are offering here is unfortunately missing the soft cover. However, all of the original pages are included.
All the inside pages are basically clean, with the exception of the blank pages at the very front and very back of the book. Pages 1-4 have a corner crease at the bottom outside corner. Please see our photos for further details. PRIOR TO PICK-UP; however, if your feedback is under 50, you will be required to pay. The item "Rare Antique 1889 Scientific Ball Baseball Book by N Fred Pfeffer Chicago" is in sale since Saturday, December 23, 2017.This item is in the category "Books\Nonfiction".il0219" and is located in Elmhurst, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion. Fred Pfeffer