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Baseball On The Prairie

Author : Kris Rutherford
ISBN : 9781625847393
Genre : History
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At the close of the nineteenth century, railroad expansion in Texas at once shrank the state and expanded opportunities, including that of Texas League Baseball. Previously, the major cities monopolized Texas minor-league ball, but with the rails came small-town teams without which the league may have floundered. Sherman, Denison, Paris, Corsicana, Cleburne, Greenville and Temple teams produced some of the Texas League's greatest players and provided unprecedented statewide interest. The 1902 Corsicana Oil Citys was one of the most successful teams of the time, claiming the second-best winning percentage and baseball's most lopsided victory, 51-3 over Texarkana's Casketmakers. In its only year in the league, Cleburne won the league championship and team owner Doak Roberts discovered the great Tris Speaker. Kris Rutherford pieces together the Texas League's early days and the people and towns that made this centuries-old institution possible.

Minnesota Twins Baseball

Author : Stew Thornley
ISBN : 9781625849090
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For more than half a century, Minnesotans have been treated to the memorable players and teams of the Minnesota Twins. From the Ruthian blasts of Harmon Killebrew and Kirby Puckett to a successful brand of "small ball," the Twins have fielded competitive teams at Metropolitan Stadium, the Metrodome and Target Field. But prior to its arrival in 1961, the team also had a storied past in Washington that included Walter Johnson, the greatest pitcher of the Deadball Era, if not all time. Sports historian Stew Thornley highlights the lesser-known events in the club's history, from the area's attempts to lure a major-league team to town in the 1950s to then-owner Calvin Griffith's campaign to regionally rename the team. He also pays tribute to the rich heritage of baseball before the Twins, marked by minor-league teams such as the St. Paul Saints and Minneapolis Millers, which produced future Hall of Famers Willie Mays, Duke Snider, Ted Williams and Roy Campanella.

Sunday Afternoons On The Prairie

Author : Terry Bohn
ISBN : 1530602602
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When you think of baseball, the state of North Dakota doesn't often come to mind. Some casual fans might remember that Negro League star Satchel Paige pitched there many times, and that one-time major league home run champion Roger Maris called Fargo his home. However, as soon as the first settlers arrived in what was then the Dakota Territory, they began to play the game. Members of George Custer's Seventh Cavalry played baseball near present day Bismarck before their fateful trip to the Little Big Horn in 1876 and baseball has been played for nearly 150 years in small towns all over North Dakota with as much seriousness and enthusiasm as anywhere in the country. Sunday Afternoons on the Prairie traces the growth of baseball in North Dakota from its earliest known origins in the 1870s until around the time of World War I. Cheating, gambling, drinking, and fights among players and with umpires were common, but overshadowed by how much enjoyment the people of North Dakota got from playing and watching baseball on Sunday afternoons.

Baseball America Directory 2008

Author : Will Lingo
ISBN : 9781932391206
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Provides management, field staff, and contact information, league schedules, and ballpark directions for major and minor leagues.

Baseball In Indianapolis

Author : W.C. Madden
ISBN : 9781439613764
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Victory Field, built in 1996 as home to the Indianapolis Indians, is considered by many today as the best minor league ballpark in the nation. But baseball has deeper roots in the Circle City, as fans of the Tribe will discover in the pages of Baseball in Indianapolis, which tells the story of the American pastime in the state capitol from the post-Civil War era up to the present day. Legends like Rube Marquard, Oscar Charleston and Roger Maris are all a part of Indianapolis' baseball heritage. So too are present-day stars like Randy Johnson, Larry Walker and Aaron Boone. Even Hank Aaron had a stint with the barnstorming Indianapolis Clowns in 1952, en route to his record-breaking career.

Legendary Locals Of Prairie Du Chien

Author : Mary Elise Antoine
ISBN : 9781439650219
Genre : Photography
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From the day Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet entered the Mississippi River in 1673, fur traders, and then settlers, were drawn to Prairie du Chien. Red Bird and Black Hawk opposed American expansionism, while Zachary Taylor enforced the change. John Muir admired the majesty of the Mississippi River, and John Lawler accepted the challenge to bridge the waters. As people came to Prairie du Chien, generations worked to form a small, cohesive community. Some, like George and Dorothy Jeffers, Ralph and Albina Kozelka, Henry Howe, and Frank Stark, began businesses that descendants continue to operate. John Peacock and Mike Valley found a livelihood from the river. Art Frydenlund, Jim Bittner, and Fred LaPointe promoted and encouraged all to come. B.A. Kennedy and Jack Mulrooney created an outstanding educational and sports program. Peter Scanlan and Cal Peters recorded the rich history. Roy and Geraldine George established the George Family Foundation, and Morris MacFarlane led a movement to create scholarships. Lori Knapp helped disabled people without realizing her impact. Politician Patrick Lucey and cowgirl Elaine Kramer gained national recognition. All these people and others, like Dr. T.F. Farrell and Robert Garrity, were neighbors. Their stories fill these pages.

Big House On The Prairie

Author : University of Nebraska Press
ISBN : 9780803288997
Genre : Education
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In 2016 the University of Nebraska Press celebrates its 75th anniversary. Proudly rooted in the Great Plains, the Press has established itself as the largest and most diversified publisher located between Chicago and California. The achievements of a vast network of devoted authors, editors, board members, series editors, and staff, the Press has published more than 4,000 books and more than 30 journals of influential and enduring value. What started as a one-person operation at a land grant institution on the sparsely populated plains of Nebraska has tenaciously grown into a press that has earned an international reputation for publishing notable works in Native studies, history, anthropology, American studies, sports, cultural criticism, fiction, fiction in translation, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Winning numerous awards through the years, most notably several Nobel Prizes, the Press has contributed richly to the state, the region, and far beyond. The Press’s partnership with the Jewish Publication Society has placed an emphasis on books in Jewish studies and Bible studies, while the acquisition of Potomac Books has expanded the Press’s subject matter to include national and world affairs and more widespread coverage of military history. In honor of its 75th anniversary, the Press has produced the publication Big House on the Prairie, which features a narrative of press highlights, profiles of key historical employees, and lists of its 75 most significant books, 30 journals, and 75 most noteworthy book covers. Please join us in celebrating 75 years of publishing excellence.

Prairie Hardball

Author : Alison Gordon
ISBN : 9781443442497
Genre : Fiction
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A trip home turns deadly as Kate Henry and her boyfriend, homicide detective Andy Munro, travel to Saskatchewan to celebrate her mother’s induction into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame. All former players in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Helen “Wheels” MacLaren Henry and her teammates don’t at first take the threatening letters seriously. But when one of their own turns up dead, they must dig into their collective pasts in order to expose the killer before he—or she—can strike again. Set in 1990’s Saskatchewan, Prairie Hardball is the fifth and final book in the Kate Henry mystery series.

Shoestring Glory

Author : Lewis St. George Stubbs
ISBN : 088801189X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"The history of professional baseball on the Prairies is fraught with failure, occasionally buffered by small victories. The players have run the gamut from future Hall of Famers to brawling hooligans. The crowds have varied from rogues to royalty. These northern climes have forced teams to take the field in snow, gale-force winds, and even an attack of moths, but somehow the game has preserved". An American and Canadian prairie history of baseball as it was meant to be played, from 1886 to the present! Lewis St. George Stubbs' comprehensive research uncovers the rich history of the prairie provinces and states-the teams and leagues, as well as regional heroes of the games.

Ein Papagei In Brooklyn

Author : David Duchovny
ISBN : 9783641190309
Genre : Fiction
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Marty Fullilove und sein Sohn Ted sind beide auf ihre ganz eigene Art im Leben gescheitert. Der Vater als zynischer Lebemann, der an nichts ein gutes Haar lassen kann. Der Sohn als Möchtegern-Schriftsteller, der als Erdnussverkäufer im Stadion arbeitet. Beide haben seit Jahren kein Wort miteinander gewechselt. Da braucht es schon einen unheilbaren Lungenkrebs, damit Ted seinem Vater einen Besuch abstattet. Zunächst wird er mit den üblichen Vorwürfen und Beschimpfungen begrüßt. Doch nach und nach finden die beiden zueinander – über Baseball, die Suche nach der wahren Liebe und die Freuden des Cannabiskonsums.

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