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Outlaw Ballplayers

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Author: R.G. (Hank) Utley
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786482079
Size: 57.66 MB
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Book Description: The players of the independent Carolina League were outlaws. A diverse lot that included preachers and ex-cons, with many former and future Major Leaguers, they played ball during the desperate years of the Great Depression, when half of organized professional baseball’s minor leagues went broke and ceased operations. Despite the number of defaulting leagues and teams, the players were held to their prior contracts, and many found themselves unemployed, unable to play without violating the reserve clause that bound them to their previous club. The threat of being blackballed by organized baseball notwithstanding, hundreds of players went to bat for the independent Carolina League, and their stories offer unique glimpses into the pastime’s—and America’s—most difficult years. This follow-up to the immensely popular and award-winning The Independent Carolina Baseball League, 1936–1938 (McFarland, 1999) takes the story of outlaw baseball into extra innings, offering a wealth of previously unpublished interviews with the key players and personnel associated with the league. With outstanding coverage of nearly 20 players, including the notorious Edwin Collins “Alabama” Pitts and well-known Lawrence Columbus “Crash” Davis, this book also offers the unique perspectives of umpires, journalists and players’ wives. Appendices include a Pitts family history, the Kannapolis Towelers team record book, player records, and the history of the Carolina Victory League.


Carolina Comments

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Size: 51.83 MB
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Category : North Carolina
Languages : en
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Turkey Stearnes And The Detroit Stars

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Author: Richard Bak
Publisher: Great Lakes Books
ISBN:
Size: 73.48 MB
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 298
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Book Description: The greatest Star of them all was Norman "Turkey" Stearnes, the brilliant longball-hitting center fielder. Stearnes established virtually all of the team's individual and career records during his nine seasons with Detroit.


Library Journal

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Author: Melvil Dewey
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Size: 60.51 MB
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Category : Libraries
Languages : en
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Book Description: Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.


Choice

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Size: 46.13 MB
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Category : Academic libraries
Languages : en
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The Ballplayers

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Author: Mike Shatzkin
Publisher: Arbor House Publishing Company
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Size: 49.66 MB
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 1230
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Book Description: In a collective biography of the greatest players in baseball, this distinctly nonstatistical guide to America's pastime presents more than 5700 profiles, five hundred photographs, and interesting historical facts


Newsweek

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Category : Business and politics
Languages : en
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Early Latino Ballplayers In The United States

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Author: Nick Wilson
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
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Size: 16.24 MB
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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Book Description: "Building on the work of researchers who focussed on the seasons and careers of these pioneer athletes, Nick Wilson draws on primary documents and interviews to round out our knowledge of the players as people. Jose Mendez, Miguel Gonzalez, Luis Tiant, Sr., Martin Dihigo, Rodolfo Fernandez, Roberto Ortiz, Cristobal Torriente, Hiram Bithorn and Pedro "Preston" Gomez are only a few examples of the players included here. Appendices on "Americans Who Positively Influenced Latin Migration" and "Latinos and the Washington Senators Spring Training Camps, 1939-1942" are also included."--BOOK JACKET.


Confessions Of A Dirty Ballplayer

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Author: Johnny Sample
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Size: 29.13 MB
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Category : African American football players
Languages : en
Pages : 343
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Time

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