History Of The Junior World Series

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Overview

Author Bob Bailey uncovers a wealth of baseball facts as he traces the development of the Junior World Series from its informal beginnings to its contemporary status. This resource presents a year-by-year account of the longest-running post-season series in minor league history. Each series from the early informal efforts between 1904 and 1919 through the 1920 and 1962 period when the JWS was the culmination of the minor league season to the last thirty years of stops-and-starts is presented. Not only does it give a thorough account of the high and low points of the series, but it also delivers little-known information on the roles of major league legends in these games. Statistical summaries accompany the narrative accounts of each series, and appendices listing managerial records, series results, and series records are also included. Enthusiastic baseball fans and historians alike will find this chronicle an exciting and valuable resource.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Sport History
Often times published works billed as 'histories of' can be more aptly described as summaries of certain events or aspects of movements, or institutions. Bob Bailey's History of the Junior World Series in contrast, is truly a history of the minor league baseball series contested fifty-eight times between 1904 and 2000. In fact, Bailey's volume is extensive enough to perhaps include a 'complete' before the existing title. Histories of sporting events over time, particularly baseball, tend to either focus on statistical analyses, or human interest stories related to the characters involved. Bailey presents a wonderful combination of both genres in the 26th edition of the American Sports History Series....Bob Bailey's History of the Junior World Series is an extensively researched and ultimately entertaining look into the longest running minor league baseball series every played. This volume of American Sports History Series appeals to baseball enthusiasts whether they are interested in the characters who played the games, the statistics, or the stories behind the statistics.
Journal Of Sport History
Often times published works billed as 'histories of' can be more aptly described as summaries of certain events or aspects of movements, or institutions. Bob Bailey's History of the Junior World Series in contrast, is truly a history of the minor league baseball series contested fifty-eight times between 1904 and 2000. In fact, Bailey's volume is extensive enough to perhaps include a 'complete' before the existing title. Histories of sporting events over time, particularly baseball, tend to either focus on statistical analyses, or human interest stories related to the characters involved. Bailey presents a wonderful combination of both genres in the 26th edition of the American Sports History Series....Bob Bailey's History of the Junior World Series is an extensively researched and ultimately entertaining look into the longest running minor league baseball series every played. This volume of American Sports History Series appeals to baseball enthusiasts whether they are interested in the characters who played the games, the statistics, or the stories behind the statistics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810848290
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 11/5/2003
  • Series: American Sports History Series , #26
  • Pages: 454
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Bailey is a life-long baseball enthusiast and has written extensively for The Baseball Research Journal.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: The Evolution of the Junior World Series 1
The Games
1904: A Small Beginning 17
1906: The Unfinished Series 23
1907: The Champs From North of the Border 29
1917: Indy Knocks Nap 37
1919: The Saints Are Fed to the Tigers 41
1920: This Could Be the Start of Something Big 49
1921: McCarthy Grounds the Birds 55
1922: Baltimore Humbles the Saints 61
1923: Schupp, Schupp, Schupp 67
1924: Third Time's the Charm 73
1924: Raindrops Kept Falling On Their Heads 79
1925: The Dynasty Goes Out On Top 83
1925: The Last Trip West 89
1926: The Only Five-Game Sweep 95
1927: Casey Wins His First (Junior) World Series 101
1928: Indy Races to Another JWS Title 107
1929: Rochester Stumbles Again 113
1930: The Red Wings Take Flight 119
1931: A Pair For the Wings 125
1932: The Bombers From Newark 131
1933: Columbus Is Rothrock Solid 137
1934: Columbus Discovers Another JWS Title 143
1936: Hot Tot 149
1937: A Minor League Classic 155
1938: A Family Affair 161
1939: How To Have a Losing Record and Win the JWS 167
1940: Newark Returns 173
1941: Harry "The Hat" Flushes the Royals 179
1942: Columbus Makes it Two Straight 185
1943: Three-of-a Kind For Columbus 191
1944: Baltimore Makes Louisville See Red 195
1945: Rex Is King 201
1946: Jackie Robinson Leads Montreal to First JWS Title 207
1947: Milwaukee Brews Up Trouble For Syracuse 213
1948: The Dodgers' Civil War 219
1949: The Royals Choke on Indianapolis Lint 225
1950: Orioles Find Cot the Real Deal 231
1951: Brewers Win Their Third JWS 237
1952: Rochester Is Out Hit, Out Slugged, Out Pitched, but Wins 243
1953: The Dodgers Find a Way to Beat the Yankees 249
1954: Ike and Werle Twirl Louisville to Title 255
1955: Millers Grind Down the Red Wings 261
1956: Maris Does It All 267
1957: Rocky Mountain Avalanche Buries Buffalo 273
1958: Gene Mauch Did Manage a Series Winner 279
1959: Revolutionary Baseball 285
1960: Colonels Rake the Leafs 291
1961: Buffalo's Savage Attack Sweeps Colonels 297
1962: Atlanta Outlasts Louisville to End an Era 303
1970: A Real Home Field Advantage 309
1971: The Home Field Advantage II 315
1972: Fiasco in Paradise 321
1973: There Once Was a Team From Pawtucket 331
1975: Evansville Keeps the Tides From Coming In 337
1983: Beavers and Bears Swamped by the Tides 343
1988: Indiannapolis Uses Razor to Slice Up Red Wings 351
1989: Indy Uses Broom on Richmond 357
1990: Morman More Than Rochester Can Handle 363
1991: Zephyrs Blow Away Clippers 369
1998: Berkman Powers New Orleans in Series Renewal 375
1999: Oh, Canada 381
2000: The Undefeated 387
The Players
The Records
App. 1 Junior World Series Results 393
App. 2 Managerial Records 397
App. 3 Junior World Series Records 404
Bibliographic Note and Source Listing 425
Index 429
About the Author 435
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