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Posted June 19, 2013
What a gem! THE FORGOTTEN MARLINS: A TRIBUTE TO THE 1956-1960 ORIGINAL MIAMI MARLINS is a thoroughly researched book about the Int'l. League's Triple A Miami Marlins who opened the door for major league baseball in that city (Miami).
The book is a baseball history fan's dream come true. If you love statistics, box scores this is the book for you.
I particularly liked reading the stories that many of the original Miami Marlins' players told the author. Things like playing with Satchel Paige, player's game accounts, what life was like on the road back in "old Miami days", etc. The fact that these gentlemen even preserve those memories is applause-worthy.
I initially thought this might be a book of only local Miami interest. I was wrong. It seems that the original Miami Marlins team was the Triple A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. In 1959 & 1960, they were affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles.
This book is definitely worth the money. I bought one for myself and an old friend who I know is into baseball history. Photos are a big plus! I reviewed the book over at amazon and have just purchased another one for a family member.
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