charley horse! "What's a charley horse?" I asked, and he tried to explain to me the injury that was a cramp in his hamstring. "What's a hamstring?"
Today, in the beautiful 74-degree cool perfect blue-sky summer day outdoors, I finished reading Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had, by Edward Achorn, who recently came to town and threw out the first pitch for a Cornbelters game.
Achorn handles the history so well! Whatever is confirmed fact is confirmed in the book by stats, quotations, appendix, etc., and whatever is likely but not certain is gently acknowledged as such. And I like the way he handles baseball legends, as in the case of the "charley horse." Achorn in his Epilogue:
You can get this book at Amazon, of course, and also in the gift shop of the McLean County Museum of History!