Stan Musial; Cal Ripken, Jr.; Bob Gibson; Jim Palmer; Eddie Murray: Only one team in baseball can claim all these Hall of Famers as their own. The Rochester Red Wings have not only served as the training ground for scores of future major leaguers during their 80-plus-year history; this Triple-A team ranks as the oldest and longest running minor league franchise in the history of professional sports. This colorful 400-page history recaps the story of a small city team that made good and keeps on making better. (Hand-selling tip: This second edition updates the still much sought-after 1996 original version.)
Silver Seasons and a New Frontier: The Story of the Rochester Red Wings, Second Editionby Jim Mandelaro, Scott Pitoniak
Taking us back to the early nineteenth-century, when baseball was played in the meadows and streets of Rochester, New York, Silver Seasons and a New Frontier retraces the careers of the players and managers who honed their skills at Silver Stadium and later at Frontier Field. The many greats who played for the Rochester Red Wings-Stan Musial, Cal Ripken Jr., Bob Gibson, Boog Powell, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray, and Justin Morneau-are among those brought to life in this story rich with quirky performances and poignant moments.
This updated version of Silver Seasons: The Story of the Rochester Red Wings, published in 1996, includes three new chapters covering the team's record-setting tenth International League championship, being named top minor league franchise by Baseball America, and their new affiliation with the Minnesota Twins. Read about the longest game in pro baseball history, a thirty-three-inning affair between the Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox that stretched from April to June; learn about one of the greatest teams in minor league history, the 1971 Junior World Series champion Red Wings; take a trip back in time and relive the miracle homers hit by Estel Crabtree in 1939 and Jim Finigan in 1961; and reminisce about the closing of fabled Silver Stadium and the opening of glorious Frontier Field in downtown Rochester, which was capped by an unlikely championship in the Red Wings' first season at their new park in 1997.
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