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BASEBALL'S HOMETOWN TEAMS

Chadwick, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 0896600904 / ISBN 13: 9780896600904
Published by Abbeville Press, 1994
Condition: As New Hardcover
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'The Story of the Minor Leagues.' 175pp. Illus. (loc bb/2). Bookseller Inventory # 15673

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Title: BASEBALL'S HOMETOWN TEAMS

Publisher: Abbeville Press

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition

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In Baseball's Hometown Teams, one of the most thorough illustrated volumes on the minor leagues ever compiled, a lively text and hundreds of rare photos discovered in archives across the country trace the minor leagues in loving and eccentric detail. This is the complete story of the minors, from 1877, when the first minor-league squads walked onto crude makeshift fields, to today, when fans in more than 220 towns and cities across the land turn out with the first balmy days of spring to cheer their local teams.

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From the Durham Bulls to the Seattle Rainiers, America has pursued a love affair with minor-league baseball since the 18th century. Baseball's Hometown Teams, an attractive compilation of mostly vintage black-and-white photos and accompanying text, pays tribute to this sometimes overlooked part of the national pastime.

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