Eastern League in Baseball: A Statistical History, 1923-2005

Eastern League in Baseball: A Statistical History, 1923-2005

by Marshall D. Wright

Paperback(Two Volume Set)

$75.00

Overview

This is the complete, year-by-year, team-by-team statistical history of the Eastern League, giving a unique view of this minor baseball league from its inception to its current status. The book traces how one league evolved through more than 80 years of history. Through the window of one league, one can also see how the game itself evolved from the early part of the 20th century unto the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786427949
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 12/13/2006
Edition description: Two Volume Set
Pages: 817
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.64(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



• Volume 1 •



Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1



Prelude—Eastern 4.0 3

1923—Original Six 4

1924—Williamsport Grays 9

1925—Joe Munson 16

1926—Lefty George 24

1927—Class B Championship 32

1928—The Storied Stars Return 40

1929—John H. Farrell 46

1930—Ken Strong 53

1931—A Journey Begins 60

1932—Red Bird Family 67

1933—Class A Race 75

1934—Divided in Half 82

1935—Percentage Leader 89

1936—Rabbit’s Last Run 97

1937—Elmira Colonels 105

1938—Expanding Borders 113

1939—Bold Promise 122

1940—Back-to-Back 130

1941—Young Slugger 138

1942—Firing Blanks 146

1943—Pitching and Defense 154

1944—Laurels 162

1945—Cuban Connection 172

1946—Scranton Red Sox 181

1947—Senators and Blue Sox 191

1948—Free Pass 198

1949—Player-of-the-Year 205

1950—Wilkes-Barre Barons 211

1951—Sweep 218

1952—The Brothers Charnofsky 225

1953—Expanded Schedule 234

1954—Pitcher’s Duel 244

1955—Infield Shift 253

1956—The Whole Story 263

1957—Reduction 272

1958—War of the Roses 279

1959—Power Surge 288

1960—Co-Champions 298

1961—Father and Son 305

1962—The Fastest 312

1963—Reclassification 319

1964—Tools of Ignorance 326

1965—Pitching Feats 333

1966—One Good Team 340

1967—Hard Luck 347

1968—Qualifying Leader 357

1969—York Pirates 364

1970—All the Marbles 371

1971—Help from Quebec 377

1972—Revolving Door 386



• Volume 2 •

1973—Highest and Lowest 395

1974—Relaxed Requirements 403

1975—Wild Card Pinch Hitter 412

1976—Last of a Breed 420

1977—Return to Roosevelt 427

1978—Subsistence 435

1979—Career Minor Leaguer 440

1980—Major League Suburb 446

1981—Small Town Sluggers 454

1982—Uneven Field 461

1983—Reading Phillies 469

1984—Game Winning RBI 477

1985—Unexpected Glory 485

1986—Future Stars 493

1987—Tater 502

1988—Returning the Favor 511

1989—Albany-Colonie Yankees 520

1990—Shared Franchise 528

1991—Double A All-Star Game 536

1992—Return of an Original 545

1993—Harrisburg Senators 553

1994—New Blood 562

1995—Hardware City 574

1996—Top Prospect 586

1997—One Dimensional 598

1998—Closer 610

1999—Four-Peat 622

2000—Binghamton Mets 637

2001—New Britain Rock Cats 651

2002—Entertainment Package 667

2003—League of 10,000 Whiffs 682

2004—Official Statistician 696

2005—Boomtime 712

Postlude—Yesterday and Today 727



Appendix 729

Bibliography 733

Index 735

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