New York: Putnam's Sons, 1923. First edition. "The first novel with serious baseball content aimed at an adult audience"-- Andy McCue, BASEBALL BY THE BOOKS. Probable review copy with "NOV 7 1923" stamped on endpaper (we've seen these types of stamps numerous times on review copies) above pasted-in section from the front panel of the dust jacket featuring a 14-line blurb, printed on green cloth-like paper. Good only with spine ends frayed, small piece from top layer of cloth missing from base of spine, boards visible at corners, gilt perished on spine and nearly so on front; but text block very good with binding just a little shaken. An association copy of sorts -- a book by a journalist who started his career writing baseball stories in the sports section of the New York Morning Telegraph from the collection of famed sports writer Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman with his penciled notations about the text on rear endpaper and corresponding passages marked in pencil in margins.