FIRST EDITION OF CAUGHT SHORT, 1972, INSCRIBED BY DONALD DAVIDSON AND ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY JESSE OUTLAR, EDDIE MATHEWS, AND HANK AARON
(AARON, Hank) DAVIDSON, Donald and OUTLAR, Jesse. Caught Short. New York: Atheneum, 1972. Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $850.
First edition of baseball legend Donald Davidson's baseball memoirs, inscribed: "Best wishes—Don Davidson," and additionally signed by Jesse Outlar, Eddie Mathews, and Hank Aaron.
This is the autobiography of baseball legend Donald Davidson, who spent 28 years working for the Atlanta Braves. In a career that took him from Braves and Red Sox batboy to the front office of the Braves to special assistant to the Astros' general manager, Davidson made a name for himself as a man who knew the game and the players. Notably, Davidson is credited with giving Hank Aaron his baseball moniker "Hammerin' Hank."
Book fine, dust jacket with only slight rubbing to extremities and minor foxing to flap folds. A desirable signed copy.