Baseball in Richmond, Virginia (Images of Baseball Series)

Baseball in Richmond, Virginia (Images of Baseball Series)

by Ron Pomfrey


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From Daddy Boschen’s first professional baseball “shoe shop team” to our current Richmond Braves, from the ballyards of the old fairgrounds of Monroe Park to the Diamond on the Boulevard, baseball in Richmond has flourished. Whether known as the Bluebirds, Bloody Shirts, Lawmakers, Crows, Johnnie Rebs, Colts, Vees, or Braves, each team brought fans through the turnstiles to cheer them to victory, and those fans always left the park with lasting baseball memories. Richmond’s ball-gardens and cranks played host to the likes of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, and Ted Williams, as well as homegrown stars, including Billy Nash, Ray Dandridge, Eddie Mooers, Tom West, and Granny Hamner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738553955
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 06/11/2008
Series: Images of Baseball Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 1,170,388
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

About the Author

Author Ron Pomfrey, a lifelong resident of Hanover County, has been an enthusiastic collector and researcher of Richmond’s sports history. Pomfrey both taught and coached baseball and football for 10 years in the Hanover County School System. For the past 18 years, he has been a broker for Ron Pomfrey Realty, Inc.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
First Inning: The Nines     9
Second Inning: The Characters     19
Third Inning: Wagon Tongues and Horsehides     43
Fourth Inning: Keeping the Score     61
Fifth Inning: The Pasteboards     71
Sixth Inning: Wearing the Richmond Wools     79
Seventh Inning: Artifacts and Memorabilia     85
Eighth Inning: Visitors Clubhouse     103
Ninth Inning: In the Camera's Eye     111
Extra Innings: The Way We Were     126
To The Showers: About the Author     127

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