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From Swampoodle to South Philly: Baseball in Philadelphia & the Delaware Valley

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The comprehensive story of baseball in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, from the early formation of the National Association, through the shipyard leagues and Little League, all the way to the major league Athletics and Phillies. Includes all the articles found in the summer 2013 print issue of The National Pastime (vol. 43) as well as all the articles included in the unabridged digital issue.

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Overview

The comprehensive story of baseball in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, from the early formation of the National Association, through the shipyard leagues and Little League, all the way to the major league Athletics and Phillies. Includes all the articles found in the summer 2013 print issue of The National Pastime (vol. 43) as well as all the articles included in the unabridged digital issue.

From The National Pastime, Volume 43, Print Edition
Prelude to the Formation of the American Association by Brock Helander
The Jefferson Street Ball Parks (1864-91) by Jerrold Casway
Philadelphia-October 1866: The Center of the Baseball Universe by Jeff Laing
Did New York Steal the Championship of 1867 from Philadelphia? by Richard Hershberger
Mundell's Solar Tips: The Intersection of Amateur, Trade, Professional, and Major League Baseball in Philadelphia by Paul Browne
Tuck Turner's Magical 1894 Phillies Season, Or, Whatever Happen to Tuck? by Peter Mancuso
Columbia Park II: Philadelphia American League (1901-08) by Ron Selter
The Long Way To Philadelphia: The Strange Route Leading Rube Waddell To Join The Philadelphia Athletics by Joe Niese
The Strangest Month in the Strange Career of Rube Waddell by Steven A. King
Tim Hurst's Last Call by Rick Huhn
The Delaware River Shipbuilding League, 1918 by Jim Leeke
Harry Passon: Philadelphia Baseball Entrepreneur by Rebecca T. Alpert
The Real Jimmie Foxx by Bill Jenkinson
The Day Ted Williams Became the Last .400 Hitter in Baseball by Bill Nowlin
The Philadelphia Phillies' 1943 Spring Training by James D. Szalontai
Eddie Waitkus and The Natural: What Is Assumption? What Is Fact? by Rob Edelman
Phillies Bonus Babies, 1953-57 by Sam Zygner
Tom Qualters's Amazing 1954 Season for the Philadelphia Phillies by Stephen D. Boren MD, FACEP
1964 Phillies, Fans, and Media by Andrew Milner
Dick Allen's Second Act by Mitch Nathanson
Fan Perspectives on Race and Baseball in the City of Brotherly Love by Jen McGovern

From The National Pastime, Volume 43, Unabridged Digital Edition
Connie Mack by Doug Skipper
The Early Years of Philadelphia Baseball by Rich Westcott
Philadelphia Phillies by Rich Westcott
William T. Stecher: Ignominious Record Holder, Community Servant by Jonathan Frankel
Baseball's Deadliest Disaster: "Black Saturday" in Philadelphia by Robert D. Warrington
The Great Philadelphia Ballpark Riot by Robert D. Warrington
Dropping the Pitch by Barbara Gregorich
Connie Mack's Second Great Athletics Team by Bryan Soderholm-Difatte
The 1929 Mack Attack by Jimmy Keenan
Black Tuesday by David Jordan
A Phil Named Syl by Matthew Clifford
Connie Mack and Wartime Baseball-1943 by Norman Macht
The Sultan of Slap and Run by Francis Kinlaw
Kids Snatch a Flag by Francis Kinlaw
A Final Season: The 1954 Philadelphia Athletics Finish Eighth, 60 Games Back by Thomas E. Van Hyning
Handy in a Pinch: Dave Philley by Cort Vitty
Philadelphia Area Teams that Have Participated in the Little League World Series by Mark Kanter
Mitch Williams' Amazing Month: Eight Wins Out of the Bullpen by Bob Bogart
Pitch Perfect: Reexamining Brad Lidge's Performance in 2008 Using Win Probabilities Added and Leverage Index by Jim Sweetman
Philadelphia's Other Hall of Famers by Steven Glassman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933599540
  • Publisher: Society for American Baseball Research
  • Publication date: 7/31/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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The Society for American Baseball Research was founded in 1971. It is the leading organization for baseball researchers in all disciplines, including history, statistical analysis, physics, economics, psychology, physiology, record-keeping, and much more.
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