The Texas League in Baseball, 1888-1958 / Edition 3

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Overview

For over 100 years, the Texas League has been one of the top minor leagues in the Southwest. This work is a statistical history of the Texas League from its inception in 1888 through 1958, when Houston, Fort Worth and Dallas left for higher aspirations in Triple A and major league baseball.

The book is arranged by year, and each chapter begins with a short introduction that also highlights a player, team, or aspect of the game that season. The teams are then presented in standings order, and the author provides statistics for each player (games, at bats, runs, hits, runs batted in, doubles, triples, home runs, walks, strikeouts, stolen bases, and batting average) and each team (wins, loses, winning percentage, and games behind first place). For pitchers, the statistics provided here include wins and losses, winning percentage, games, games started, complete games, shutouts, innings pitched, hits allowed, walks, strikeouts, and earned run averages.

About the Author
A resident of Quincy, Massachusetts, SABR member Marshall D. Wright, is also the author of The National Association of Base Ball Players, 1857-1870 (2000), The International League (1998), The American Association (1997), and Nineteenth Century Baseball (1996).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786418022
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/6/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 572
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning author Marshall D. Wright is a sports statistician and archivist. He lives in Quincy, Massachusetts and is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and Society International of Hockey Research.

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Table of Contents

Prelude - lone star baseball 5
1888 - First effort 7
1889 - A measure of stability 14
1890 - Cut short 19
1892 - John McCloskey 24
1895 - Algie McBride 31
1896 - Incomplete 37
1897 - Galveston sand crabs 43
1898 - Casualty 49
1899 - Southern replacements 54
1902 - Lucky Wright and the oil citys 59
1903 - Divided 66
1903 - STL - new organization 70
1904 - Infinite playoff 74
1904 - STL - second half surge 78
1905 - Blue laws 82
1905 - STL - orphans 88
1906 - One-season wonder 92
1906 - STL - ineligible 98
1907 - Reunited 103
1908 - San Antonio Bronchos 110
1909 - Multi-team player 118
1910 - Disputed title 125
1911 - Mid-season correction 132
1912 - Less thans 139
1913 - Age of the buffalo 147
1914 - Waco navigators 155
1915 - Act of God 162
1916 - Walt Dickson 169
1917 - Even and odd 176
1918 - Work or fight 184
1919 - Fort Worth panthers 191
1920 - Upgrade 198
1921 - Joe Pate 206
1922 - Paul Wachtel 214
1923 - Losing gambit 223
1924 - Big Boy Kraft 232
1925 - Outburst 240
1926 - Panthers declawed 249
1927 - Player-manager 257
1928 - Spudders 266
1929 - Paul Easterling 274
1930 - Half pint's big day 282
1931 - Houston buffaloes 291
1932 - Beaumont exporters 299
1933 - Oklahoma contingent 308
1934 - Bucs by a nose 316
1935 - Oklahoma City Indians 324
1936 - Centennial game 332
1937 - Homer Peel 341
1938 - Playing through 350
1939 - Cats by a whisker 359
1940 - Working agreement 368
1941 - Rebels' run 377
1942 - For the duration 386
1946 - Guaranteed job 395
1947 - The best versus the rest 407
1948 - Battle to the end 417
1949 - Cats rise again 427
1950 - Opening day 437
1951 - Fourth place 447
1952 - Reversal 457
1953 - Balance 466
1954 - Shreveport sports 476
1955 - Pitchers' league 487
1956 - Ken Guettler 498
1957 - Dallas eagles 509
1958 - Winds of change 519
Postlude - evolution 529
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