Native Sons: Philadelphia Baseball Players Who Made the Major Leagues

Native Sons: Philadelphia Baseball Players Who Made the Major Leagues

by Rich Westcott

ISBN-10: 1592132154

ISBN-13: 9781592132157

Pub. Date: 11/14/2003

Publisher: Temple University Press

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Temple University Press
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Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1.Philly's Finest: An all-star team from the Philadelphia area5
2.Some Stayed Home: They played with the Phillies or Athletics36
3.Standouts from the Surrounding Area: Top players from the Philadelphia suburbs, South Jersey, and northern Delaware49
4.City Guys Who Got Away: Players who left town to perform elsewhere61
5.The Current Contingent: Recent major leaguers from the region71
6.Rarities, Oddities, and Ironies: The status quo has not always been maintained83
7.The Decision Makers: Managers of all kinds dictated their brands of strategy96
8.Long, Long Ago: Noteworthy players from the 19th century109
9.Strongly Represented: Why have so many major leaguers come from the Philadelphia area?127
10.The Best of the Best: Facts, figures, and league leaders (since 1900)136
11.Everyone Who Played: A complete list of 20th- and 21st-century major league players from the Philadelphia region141
Photo Credits165
About the Author167

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