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Posted August 8, 2002
Bill O'Neal's books about the histories of various minor leagues are always filled with wonderful stories about the league's notable players, notable accomplishments, histories of the teams decade by decade, and information about league stadiums and cities. His book about the Texas League is no exception. Wonderfully done, he captures well the history of one of the oldest minor leagues still in existence. It was interesting to read about the various league cities, including ones that only had a team for a season or two, or the various stadiums and their quirks. And too it was interesting to learn about the various players that came through the league on their way either to the majors or from it or to other minor league towns. I also was intrigued to learn about 'veteran' ballplayers who played in the league up until the mid 1960s, when rule changes by the major league teams put the emphasis on players on those who were prospects, as opposed to prospects and 'experienced' players. This is a wonderful book for anyone with an interest in either minor league history or specifically about the history of the Texas League.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.