John Lawrence Smirch is a former 1926 Copper League Champion ball player.
His grandson, John W. Smirch is the Author of the book series
"The Last Stand of Outlaw Baseball".
This 3 book series "The Last Stand of Outlaw Baseball" documents the highlights of the 1925 Frontier League & 1926/1927 Copper League Seasons as it happened.
Is one of the most sought after informational books for baseball historians and baseball aficionados, as it covers the inside journey of the former Major League Ball Players,
Hal Chase, Buck Weaver, Chick Gandil.
With long-time friend "Shoe-less" Joe Jackson traveling to the Southwest to play a game with the Ex-Big-League ball players. Historical text coupled with player / team indexes, displaying The 1920's image collection.
Details of 23 ball games inning by inning action and the main events that happened within the three years of Historic Outlaw Baseball that was played in the Southwest 100 years ago.
"Prince" Hal Chase moves to the Southwest to Manage and to Play Fast Outlaw Baseball with several ex-major league ball players.
In a league of their own, The 1925 Frontier League Series #1 Showcases ten ball games inning by inning action with Chase as manager of the town of Douglas, Arizona city baseball club, The Douglas Blues'. Chase and team battle from in the cellar to a first place tie with the Juarez Indians from
Juarez, Mexico. Series # 1 book is 275 pages, interior of book is printed in grey scale on high quality paper.
A historical record of Buck Weaver and his experiences during the 1926 Copper League season highlighting 13 games inning by inning baseball action and the events that took place as it happened. Illustrated with rare historical photos from the 1926 collection.
Series #2 book is 320 pages, book interior is printed in grey scale on
high quality paper.
A historical record of Chick Gandil and his experiences during the 1927 Copper League. It was Gandil’s skill and experience that helped win the 1927 Copper League Championship. Highlighting rare historical photos from the 1927 collection. Also following the Outlaws into the 1928 season and the Arizona State League when Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis was instrumental of the Bisbee Bees joining the newly formed league. With additional details of player profiles following the Outlaws. Series # 3 book is 315 pages, book interior is printed in grey scale.on high quality paper.