The American League in Transition, 1965-1975: How Competition Thrived When the Yankees Didn't

The American League in Transition, 1965-1975: How Competition Thrived When the Yankees Didn't

by Paul Hensler

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786446261
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 12/10/2012
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,074,681
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Paul Hensler is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society. The author of several essays on baseball published by SABR, he has also lectured on baseball in the 1960s. He lives in Ellington, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface 1

1 Long Live the King 5

2 Calvin Griffith and the Birth of the Twins 11

3 "Sealing the Yankees' Tomb" 33

4 Rollercoaster: The Twins of 1966 and Beyond 61

5 Salvaging Veeck's Wreck 83

6 Soaring 108

7 Very Good, but Not the Best 136

8 A Tale of Three Cities 154

9 Straight A's, Williams's Way 175

10 Dark Days and the Diaspora 207

Chapter Notes 231

Bibliography 247

Index 251

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