Although the American Association lasted only a decade,
from 1882 to 1891, it featured some of the game's great pennant races and
most notable players, and introduced innovations that its more established
and powerful rival, the National League, made standard practice in time.
Writer David Nemec and photographer Mark Rucker have put together a book
that vividly tells the Association's story and sets a new standard for books
on baseball in the 19th century.