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Peterson, Armand, Tomashek, Tom

Town Ball

The Glory Days of Minnesota Amateur Baseball

€ 49.39

An in-depth study of the magical era of amateur baseball in Minnesota, from 1945 to 1960, looks at the social and economic factors that contributed to the sport`s success, profiles some of the teams and their players, and includes a collection of anecdotes, vintage photographs, and statistics.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Preface vii
Introduction ix
PART I. THE TOWN TEAM BALL ERA
The Boys Are Back, 1945--46
3(10)
Lights on the Prairie, 1947
13(14)
Amateurs Get Their Own Class, 1948
27(14)
Swinging for the Fences, 1949
41(16)
A Season to Remember, 1950
57(12)
Cracks in the Foundation, 1951--52
69(12)
Two Strikes on Class AA, 1953--54
81(12)
Return of the Twin Cities, 1955--56
93(14)
Class A Loses Clout, 1957--58
107(12)
Final Innings, 1959--60
119(8)
The End of an Era
127(8)
PART II. THE TOWNS
Class AA: Minnesota`s Big Leagues
135(28)
Class A: Tough Competition
163(28)
Class B: Small Towns with Big Dreams
191(32)
PART III. THE PLAYERS
Top of the Order: Four Icons of Town Team Ball
223(20)
Minnesota`s Major-League Attractions
243(16)
All-Around Athletes: Stars from Other Sports
259(16)
Baseball`s Nomads: Some Visited, Others Stayed
275(24)
Family Acts: Brothers Take Center Stage
299(12)
College Ringers: Summer Jobs between Semesters
311(18)
Minnesota`s Own: Local Heroes and Metro Mercenaries
329(20)
Appendix: State Tournament Highlights and Brackets, 1945--60 349(46)
A Note on Sources 395(2)
Index 397
Extra informatie: 
Hardback
411 pagina's
Januari 2006
1383 gram
254 x 203 x 25 mm
UNIV OF MINNESOTA PR us

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