Baseball's Hometown Teams
The Story of the Minor LeaguesBook - 1994
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.
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press, 1994
Branch Call Number: 796.36 C432ba
Characteristics: 175 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm