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6 edition of Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Clubs found in the catalog.

Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Clubs

Two Volumes]

by Steven A. Riess

  • 56 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Greenwood Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Baseball,
  • Popular culture,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports,
  • USA,
  • Baseball - Statistics,
  • Sports & Recreation / General,
  • Baseball - History,
  • Baseball teams,
  • Encyclopedias,
  • History,
  • Major League Baseball (Organization),
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages1104
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10420417M
    ISBN 100313329915
    ISBN 109780313329913
    OCLC/WorldCa68786745

    The common feature of the drafts is that they grant one team exclusive bargaining rights with each prospective player. The league died aborning without sanctioning a game. We will never really know how good they were. In response to this, Marcus Garvey advocated black separatism and urged the development of black-only businesses and institutions. With Paige in their ranks, the Monarchs were able to advance to the Negro World Series in and again in At almost any turn in any baseball game, the most advantageous strategy is some form of aggressive strategy.

    There are, unsurprisingly, a handful of factual errors, but none are really glaring. In December another black major league with six teams was established in eastern cities. Television, by building fan recognition and loyalty, builds attendance and gate receipts. Competitor leagues formed regularly and also disbanded regularly.

    Nonetheless, Walker, who was injured at the time but was not one to back down from a challenge, was in uniform at game time. Louis Browns. The first viable black league was formed in under the leadership of Rube Fostermanager of the Chicago American Giants. Owners claim that restrictions on player movement are necessary to maintain competitive balance and prevent financial powerhouses such as the old Yankees from buying up all the best talent and completely dominating the sport. He returned to barnstorming untilthen signed a contract with the lackluster St.


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Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Clubs book

There's nothing here but numbers--mostly the standard ones, plus a few others. Great book about the history of baseball. But one must also turn to psychological and sociological explanations for the popular support of sports monopolies.

It did not reappear on the scene untilwhen the Supreme Court reversed itself and dragged the feds, kicking and screaming, back in.

He didn't listen to his coaches, blamed everyone else for his problems, and never came to terms with minor league life. Either edition is worth your time to locate. Scully, Gerald W. Thus, players should wind up allocated by highest incremental revenue, with or without restrictions on player-initiated movement.

The result is episodic, of course, but it's a reasonably thorough history and as it says field guide to the league.

The first elections to the National Baseball Hall of Fame took place in It was returned under "baseball" as a search term and limited by format full-text only and by credibility peer-reviewed only.

The cruel irony of his life is that his best years were spent not in major league baseball as we know it today, but rather in the Negro Leagues and in numerous exhibition games.

Against this background emerged a remarkable and energetic man, Rube Fostera talented ballplayer himself who had been unable to play professional baseball in the United States.

Sources Legend and folklore surround the career of pitcher Satchel Paige. And that means that they ought to have a chance for recreation and for taking their minds off their work even more than before. He concludes that the problem was in his head, not in his body.

These leagues keep one or more sites open and threaten to relocate or deny expansion to the locality that will not build a new facility. One of the last of the Negro League teams was the Indianapolis Clowns[? Nearly all readers will find something offensive: The book's language, its discussion of the players' love lives, and its general cynicism are all off-putting.

Negro American League[? As an entertainer, he clowned and dawdled to and from the mound, saving his seriousness for pitching.

How can Yankees replace Luis Severino?

He returned to barnstorming untilthen signed a contract with the lackluster St. Satch pitched Sundays for the Monarchs and weekdays almost anywhere the dollars beckoned.

Negro league. It's a thoughtful book about a subject which gets far too little attention. The term also accurately describes the condition of the baseball itself. The Hall relented and agreed to admit Negro League players on an equal basis with their white counterparts in Louis, pitching mostly in relief situations, until the team left town in Waterloo Diamonds is a wonderful, if sad, book, and its great strength is its sympathetic portraits of the principal characters.

The Major Leagues never formally barred blacks, but they didn't have to: The path to the majors lay through the minors, and the minors were closed to men of color.Oct 08,  · African American teams in Tennessee next played in organized professional leagues inwhen the legendary Andrew “Rube” Foster, owner of the Chicago American Giants, founded the first Negro National League (NNL), a major league that lasted through the season.

The Negro Southern League (NSL) was minor league also founded in Author: Marie Tedesco. CBS Sports has the latest MLB Baseball news, live scores, player stats, standings, fantasy games, and projections. The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball.

2nd edition, edited by Lloyd Johnson and Miles Wolff (Durham: Baseball America, [1 ed], [2 ed]) This is a reasonably comprehensive source book about minor league baseball. You can look up a city, a league, or a state; you can look up records; you can look for events on specific dates.

Negro league, any of the associations of African American baseball teams active largely between and the late s, when black players were at last contracted to play major and minor league baseball. The principal Negro leagues were the Negro National League (–31, –48), the Eastern Colored League (–28), and the Negro American League (–60).

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