Baseball in Baltimore, Maryland (Images of Sports Series)
  • Baseball in Baltimore, Maryland (Images of Sports Series)
  • Baseball in Baltimore, Maryland (Images of Sports Series)

Baseball in Baltimore, Maryland (Images of Sports Series)

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by Tom Flynn
     
 

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Few cities can boast as rich a baseball history as Baltimore. With longtime entries in the majors, minors, and Negro Leagues, the city's core of faithful fans have seldom lacked a team to root for. They revel in the feats of their stars (Keeler, Ruth, Palmer, Ripken) and just as ardently support the endless line of everyday players who often determine the teams'…  See more details below

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Few cities can boast as rich a baseball history as Baltimore. With longtime entries in the majors, minors, and Negro Leagues, the city's core of faithful fans have seldom lacked a team to root for. They revel in the feats of their stars (Keeler, Ruth, Palmer, Ripken) and just as ardently support the endless line of everyday players who often determine the teams' fates. Minor leaguers such as Merwin Jacobson, Howie Moss, and Jack Ogden had little impact in the major leagues but will be remembered forever for what they did for Baltimore.

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The Orioles didn't land in Baltimore until 1954, but the city's baseball history stretches much further back in time. This vibrant addition to Arcadia's Images of Sports series illuminates that history with unforgettable glimpses into the glory days of the 19th-century National League Orioles, a combine that won three consecutive pennants and produced several Hall of Famers. It also celebrates Babe Ruth's Baltimore roots and the prominent role of the city in the glory years of the Negro Leagues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738553252
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/20/2008
Series:
Images of Sports Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
910,639
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.34(d)

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With Baseball in Baltimore, veteran freelance journalist Tom Flynn revisits many of the places and players that have made the city truly a baseball town. Through photographs from a variety of collections, including those of the Pratt Library and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, a wide span of Baltimore's baseball past is visually woven together.

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Baseball in Baltimore, Maryland (Images of Sports Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Who would think that Baltimore had 150+ years of baseball history? Excellent overall although the Orioles don't have a lot to talk about these days.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Baltimore's baseball history well predates the modern O's. This book takes a long look back into their deep history. Flynn's capable narrative guides the journey.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. This author is going places.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Can't say enough about this book!