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Baseball in Louisville
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Baseball in Louisville

by Anne Jewell, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Mary E. Barney (Foreword by)
 

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Louisville and baseball share a long and strong bond that also happens to be one rollicking tale. From scandals and superstars, to Louisville Slugger(r) bats and beyond, Baseball in Louisville explores the ups, downs, eccentricities, and historic elements that define America's great pastime in Louisville. With names like Honus Wagner, Fred Clarke, Earle Combs, Pee Wee

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Louisville and baseball share a long and strong bond that also happens to be one rollicking tale. From scandals and superstars, to Louisville Slugger(r) bats and beyond, Baseball in Louisville explores the ups, downs, eccentricities, and historic elements that define America's great pastime in Louisville. With names like Honus Wagner, Fred Clarke, Earle Combs, Pee Wee Reese, Adam Dunn, and Chris Burke in the line-up, this volume delivers a substantial and entertaining overview of baseball's past and present.

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Louisville and baseball have been inextricably linked ever since the sport's relative infancy. In 1877, four Louisville players were banned for life for throwing games; just seven years later, a happier connection was formed when hometown immigrant J. Frederick Hillerich first developed his famous Louisville Slugger. This entry in Arcadia's pictorial Images of Baseball is a home run for nostalgia fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738542416
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Images of Baseball Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,322,053
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Anne Jewell is the executive director of Louisville Slugger Museum & FactoryTM. She has given presentations and taught a class on the history of professional baseball in Louisville. She was a contributing writer for Smithsonian Baseball and has authored a children’s book about the world’s biggest baseball bat, which is pictured above.

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