The Continental League: A Personal History

The Continental League: A Personal History

by Russell D. Buhite
The Continental League: A Personal History

The Continental League: A Personal History

by Russell D. Buhite

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Overview

Long before there was Moneyball, a group of investors led by baseball legend Branch Rickey proposed a new economic model for baseball. Based on an innovative approach to evaluating and developing talent, the Continental League was the last serious attempt to form a third Major League. The league’s brief history affords a glimpse of any number of missed chances for America’s game.
 As one of the original Continental Leaguers, historian Russell D. Buhite is—literally—talking “inside baseball” when he describes what happened in 1959 and 1960. Part memoir, part history, his account of the origin, development, and eventual undoing of the Continental League explores the organization’s collective corporate structure as well as its significant role in building a thriving Minor League and forcing expansion on Major League Baseball. Buhite captures a lost era in baseball history and examines its lasting impact on the game.
 


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803273825
Publisher: Nebraska
Publication date: 05/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 232
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Russell D. Buhite is professor emeritus of history at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is the author of several books, including Douglas MacArthur: Statecraft and Stagecraft in America’s East Asian Policy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Prologue 1

1 An Odyssey through Life and Baseball 9

2 The Continental League Conceived and Organized 34

3 The Horsehide Cartel Challenged 68

4 The Western Carolina League 106

5 The Continental League Undercut 145

Appendix 171

Notes 193

Bibliography 203

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