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Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Baseball, Revised and Expanded Edition^L G-P
     

Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Baseball, Revised and Expanded Edition^L G-P

by David L. Porter
 

A standard source of first referral, Porter's multivolume Biographical Dictionary of American Sports now adds a long-awaited revised and expanded edition of the popular 1987 Baseball volume and the following supplements. This 4-volume work profiles over 1,450 baseball luminaries, including current stars, former major league players, managers, umpires,

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A standard source of first referral, Porter's multivolume Biographical Dictionary of American Sports now adds a long-awaited revised and expanded edition of the popular 1987 Baseball volume and the following supplements. This 4-volume work profiles over 1,450 baseball luminaries, including current stars, former major league players, managers, umpires, and executives, and Negro League and All-American Girls Professional Baseball League stars. All entries from earlier volumes are revised and updated, and 477 new figures are added. A handy reference, this comprehensive work provides more biographical information on these baseball professionals than any other reference available.

Contributed by baseball historians, educators, and journalists, each profile highlights biographical data, career records, accomplishments, and honors, discusses the subject's accomplishments, and provides bibliographic information. These volumes will be an invaluable reference for baseball aficianados and all libraries.

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Booknews
Adds 616 athletes, 30 of them women, to the nearly 3,000 covered in the first five volumes of the series. Articles of about a page in length profile the careers and achievements of noted figures from baseball, football, basketball, golf, swimming, shooting, auto racing, other sports, and print and electronic communications. A bibliography is included for each. Arranged by sport, and indexed alphabetically and by birthplace. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313311758
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2000
Edition description:
REVISED & EXPANDED
Pages:
760
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.77(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID L. PORTER is Louis Tuttle Shangle Professor of History at William Penn College. In addition to being editor of Greenwood's multivolume Biographical Dictionary of American Sports, he is editor of African-American Sports Greats (Greenwood, 1995) and an associate editor of American National Biography.

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