Professional Baseball in North Carolina: An Illustrated City-by-City History, 1901-1996

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Hundreds of major leaguers-including the Hall of Fame's Hank Greenburg, Johnny Mize, Rod Carew, Carl Yastrzemski and Joe Morgan-got their starts in North Carolina, where baseball has been a fixture in the state for nearly 100 years-in Charlotte and Durham (whose Bulls were in the 1988 film Bull Durham) as well as Red Springs and Snow Hill.

Following an historical statewide overview, year by year summaries and histories are provided for each of the 72 towns, from Albemarle to ...

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About the Book Hundreds of major leaguers--including the Hall of Fame’s Hank Greenburg, Johnny Mize, Rod Carew, Carl Yastrzemski and Joe Morgan--got their starts in North ... Carolina, where baseball has been a fixture in the state for nearly 100 years--in Charlotte and Durham (whose Bulls were in the 1988 film Bull Durham) as well as Red Springs and Snow Hill. Following an historical statewide overview, year by year summaries and histories are provided for each of the 72 towns, from Albemarle to Zebulon. Notable players and club records are listed for each year, and the causes for the rise and fall of baseball in the different towns are discussed. Biographies of 20 prominent minor leaguers are included, as is an appendix of nearly 2,000 major leaguers who played for a North Carolina team. The state’s Negro League and textile league histories are also related. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Hundreds of major leaguers-including the Hall of Fame's Hank Greenburg, Johnny Mize, Rod Carew, Carl Yastrzemski and Joe Morgan-got their starts in North Carolina, where baseball has been a fixture in the state for nearly 100 years-in Charlotte and Durham (whose Bulls were in the 1988 film Bull Durham) as well as Red Springs and Snow Hill.

Following an historical statewide overview, year by year summaries and histories are provided for each of the 72 towns, from Albemarle to Zebulon. Notable players and club records are listed for each year, and the causes for the rise and fall of baseball in the different towns are discussed. Biographies of 20 prominent minor leaguers are included, as is an appendix of nearly 2,000 major leaguers who played for a North Carolina team. The state's Negro League and textile league histories are also related.

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SABR Deadball Committee Newsletter
easy to read...likeable
The North Carolina Historical Review
[Holaday] presents his gratifying full information clearly and concisely...comprehensive index...many photographs
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A historical overview of baseball in North Carolina is followed by detailed baseball histories for 72 towns and cities throughout the state. Other features include biographies of 20 prominent minor leaguers; an appendix of nearly 2,000 major leaguers who played for North Carolina; and histories of the state's negro league and textile league. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Winston-Salem Journal
a masterful job...fascinating reading
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the best-looking book I have seen yet from McFarland...an essential reference for anyone interested in North Carolina professional baseball...a very useful reference book...thank you, McFarland! Thank you, Chris Holaday!
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786425532
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/16/2006
  • Pages: 259
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning author J. Chris Holaday is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Author's Note
Foreword 1
Introduction 3
The Towns and Their Teams 9
App. 1 The Negro Leagues 197
App. 2 The Textile Leagues 200
App. 3 Biographies 201
App. 4 About the Team Names 221
App. 5 North Carolina Major Leaguers 223
Bibliography 239
Index 241
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