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Native Sons: Philadelphia Baseball Players Who Made the Major Leagues

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592132157
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 11/14/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
1 Philly's Finest: An all-star team from the Philadelphia area 5
2 Some Stayed Home: They played with the Phillies or Athletics 36
3 Standouts from the Surrounding Area: Top players from the Philadelphia suburbs, South Jersey, and northern Delaware 49
4 City Guys Who Got Away: Players who left town to perform elsewhere 61
5 The Current Contingent: Recent major leaguers from the region 71
6 Rarities, Oddities, and Ironies: The status quo has not always been maintained 83
7 The Decision Makers: Managers of all kinds dictated their brands of strategy 96
8 Long, Long Ago: Noteworthy players from the 19th century 109
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 region 141
Photo Credits 165
About the Author 167
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