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
'The Story of the Minor Leagues.' 175pp. Illus. (loc bb/2). Bookseller Inventory # 15673
Synopsis: Major League play has attracted the glitz and the glamour, but until the days of television most Americans came to know the national pastime through the Minor League teams. In this enjoyable history, evocative photos and a lively text trace the Minors from their origins to the revival they are enjoying today. Hundreds of photographs provide more than a century's worth of nostalgia. Ardent fans and casual readers alike will find the next to be an endless source of delightful facts and trivia: Former New York Governor Moro Cuomo once played for Pittsburgh's farm team in New Brunswick, Gerorgia; Liz Taylor was once a cheerleader for the Hollywood Stars; and the outfield in the Beckley, West Virginia, park ran right to the edge of a 400-foot cliff, discouraging even the most intrepid fielder from diving for a home-run fly! This is truly a one-of-a-kind history that will delight baseball fans, collectors and student of America alike.
Product Description: 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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