Basketball History in Syracuse: Hoops Roots

Basketball History in Syracuse: Hoops Roots

by Mark Allen Baker
     
 

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Anyone who has spent time in Syracuse, New York, knows that basketball season is the most wonderful time of the year. And while the local popularity of the sport is known nationwide, the region also has a long and rich basketball history. Sports historian Mark Baker traces the evolution of Syracuse's "hoops roots," beginning in the early days, when local, national

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Anyone who has spent time in Syracuse, New York, knows that basketball season is the most wonderful time of the year. And while the local popularity of the sport is known nationwide, the region also has a long and rich basketball history. Sports historian Mark Baker traces the evolution of Syracuse's "hoops roots," beginning in the early days, when local, national and college basketball organizations were primitive institutions. It was during this time that one of the first teams to gain a national following was founded here by an Italian immigrant, Danny Biasone, and it was in Syracuse that the 24-second clock was invented. From the outset, Syracuse residents and fans were hooked, and this love of the game has endured, feeding the fanaticism that sustains the sport today.

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Walkable Eastside - Lonnie L
"...a book that will be of interest (might I say, utter fascination?) not only to Eastwood residents but to history and/or basketball fans in Syracuse and beyond."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596299832
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
10/18/2010
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,252,443
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Allen Baker is a former business executive (General Electric/Genigraphics Corporation, assistant to the president and CEO), author (sixteen books and more than two hundred articles) and historian. A graduate of the State University of New York, his expertise has been referenced in numerous periodicals including USA Today, Sports Illustrated and Money. Following his book, Goldmine's Price Guide to Rock & Roll Memorabilia, he appeared as a co-host on the VH1 series Rock Collectors. Baker has also been a featured speaker at many events, including the Hemingway Days Festival & Writers Conference in Key West, Florida. He is also the author of the recently (2010) published book Title Town USA: Boxing in Upstate New York.

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