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Chief Bender a baseball biography by Robert Peyton Wiggins

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Published by McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C, London .
Written in English


  • Bender, Charles Albert, -- 1883-1954,
  • Philadelphia Athletics (Baseball team) -- Biography,
  • Indian baseball players -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRobert Peyton Wiggins.
LC ClassificationsGV865.B36 W54 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23678200M
ISBN 109780786442294
LC Control Number2009035182

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