Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Baseball, Revised and Expanded Edition^L Q-Z

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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 four-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...

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Overview

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 four-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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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313311765
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED & EXPANDED
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 6.47 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID L. PORTER is Louis Tuttle Shangle Professor of History at William Penn College.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations vii
Preface ix
Abbreviations xiii
Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Baseball, Revised and Expanded Edition 1237
Appendix 1 Entries by Place of Birth 1751
Appendix 2 Entries by Main Position Played 1769
Appendix 3 Major League Managers 1785
Appendix 4 Major League Executives 1789
Appendix 5 Major League Umpires 1791
Appendix 6 National Baseball Hall of Fame Members 1793
Appendix 7 Negro League Entries 1797
Appendix 8 All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Entries 1799
Index 1801
Contributors 1857
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