Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania (Images of Baseball Series)

Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania (Images of Baseball Series)

by Mark K. Vatavuk, Richard E. Marshall
     
 

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Erie has had a love affair with professional baseball since the 1880s, though it has been an on-again off-again relationship. Whatever they were called--the Olympics, Blackbirds, Sailors, or SeaWolves--the Flagship City's teams have thrilled fans and won championships. However, many of those local nines faded away, leaving behind memories and empty ballparks.… See more details below

Overview


Erie has had a love affair with professional baseball since the 1880s, though it has been an on-again off-again relationship. Whatever they were called--the Olympics, Blackbirds, Sailors, or SeaWolves--the Flagship City's teams have thrilled fans and won championships. However, many of those local nines faded away, leaving behind memories and empty ballparks. Baseball in Erie is a tribute to the men who brought baseball to this region of Pennsylvania: ambidextrous pitcher Tony Mullane; infielder Louis Bierbauer, the "original" Pittsburgh Pirate; Sam "the Jet" Jethroe; "Turkey" Mike Donlin; Todd Zeile, the record-setting nomadic major-leaguer; and Jose Guillen, the first SeaWolves hero. Through photographs and memorabilia, Baseball in Erie reaches out to fans of the national pastime, especially those who were jammed into the rafters of Ainsworth Field and now bask in the beauty of Jerry Uht Park.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738536910
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Series:
Images of Baseball Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,491,804
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author


Mark K. Vatavuk, a former associate team physician for the SeaWolves, is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and a resident of Erie. Richard E. Marshall, an Erie native, is a baseball historian and longtime minor-league fan.

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