The book itself wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. I understand that writing it 75 or so years after his death with no one around that personally knew him that information would be hard to come by. After reading this book, I now have a very baseline understanding of him but really nothing about the person. No information about his family life, no information about his kids or future generations talked about him as. Even the information on baseball is sketchy in that there were no complete records from the games at that time. When he played in was more of roving teams, there was no league and no set schedule.
Everyone does pretty much credit him with being a Hall of Fame pitcher, a Hall of Fame manager and a Hall of Fame type commissioner or league founder type. It is really a shame that more is not known of him because this book really just touches on this larger than life person.
I have posted the book at PBS, there was 1 WL for it. I will hopefully finish my other baseball related book tonight as well. I can't think of the name of it, but I will be loaning it out to a person at work before mailing off.