Friday, April 3, 2009

Almanac Back Issues: Set 1

The Almanac is offering back issues for sale to readers with an interest in the old American Association. Included in this three-volume set are issues dedicated to three stars of the American Association, slugging Nick Cullop, home run hero Bunny Brief and pitching ace Stoney McGlynn. Format features: 5.5 x 8.5" booklet, stapled binding; color cover; self-published in 2001 and 2002. Set 1 sells for $10.00 including postage. Direct all inquiries to Rex Hamann at or mail a check to Rex Hamann, 14201 Crosstown Blvd. NW, Andover, MN 55304-3311. Paypal also accepted.


Vol. 1, No. 1 November 2001: Nick Cullop

7 pages

Features overview of the American Association career of perennial minor league outfielder Nick Cullop

This seven-page look at the career of Nick Cullop features a statistical summary of the outfielder's American Association career and explains the search for Cullop's unmarked grave in the Columbus, Ohio area, an event which took place in 2001. Find out more about the great minor league career of Nick Cullop (born Heinrich Nicholas Kohlhepp).


Vol. 1, No. 2 December 2001: Bunny Brief, Hitting Hero

8 pages

This introduction to one of the most feared hitters in league history features an eight-page summation of the American Association career (1913-1928) of Bunny Brief, an outfielder/first-baseman who ranks as perhaps the most potent all-around hitter in the history of the league. With a career which spanning the deadball era's last years and the start of the live-ball era in 1920, Brief showed great skill in his ability to adapt to professional pitching. In over 6,600 at-bats, Brief batted a career .331. You'll want to read more about this impressive hitting hero of old.


Vol. 1, No. 3 January 2002 Stoney McGlynn, Milwaukee's Master Moundsman

8 pages

Describes the short but memorable record-setting American Association career of Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher Stoney McGlynn (1909-12), considered ''past his prime''...

This 8-page volume summarizes the pitching career of the legendary Stoney McGlynn who holds the all-time American Association record for shutouts in a single season. Learn about his fabulous 1909 season during which he almost tossed his arm off while the Milwaukee Brewers competed for the league championship. Features a complete record of the day-date, opponent and score of each shut-out he threw in 1909 and box score of McGlynn's first American Association game.

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