The Louisville Baseball Almanac

Author: Philip Von Borries
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614232733
Category: History
Page: 256
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Though long associated with fine bourbons, riverboats and champion Thoroughbreds, Louisville, Kentucky, is home to another icon--the Louisville slugger. The Louisville Baseball Almanac presents the first-ever comprehensive look at the rich history of professional teams, ballplayers and managers, a history that runs deep within the city. Originally a major-league city that won a pennant in 1890, the early Louisville teams gave rise to a host of legends and eccentrics, in equal measure. And ever since, Louisville has maintained a strong position in baseball history as a top-flight minor league city. Red Sox, Yankee, Dodger, Reds and Cardinals fans--baseball fans --have Louisville to thank for launching the careers of some of the game's most memorable players. Louisville baseball historian Philip Von Borries recounts the breadth of Louisville's ballplaying heritage, his text complemented by numerous vintage photographs.

The Texas League Baseball Almanac

Author: David King,Tom Kayser
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625845219
Category: History
Page: 224
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Since forming in 1888, the Texas League has produced some of the most beloved American baseball players and seen more than its fair share of colorful events. In 1931, Houston pitcher Dizzy Dean pitched and won both ends of a double-header in Fort Worth, throwing a three-hit shutout in the second game. In 1906, center fielder Tris Speaker pitched for Cleburne to beat Temple 10-3. In 1998, Arkansas' Tyrone Horne hit for the "homer cycle" in San Antonio, finishing to a standing ovation. "The Texas League Baseball Almanac" delivers day by day the record-breaking events, personal triumphs and memorable games that helped to shape baseball in the region. Join authors David King and Tom Kayser on a nine-inning trip down one of minor-league baseball's most historic institutions, both in season and off. .

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

Author: Gerald L. Smith,Karen Cotton McDaniel,John A. Hardin
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813160677
Category: Reference
Page: 684
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The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history. The work of more than 150 writers, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an essential guide to the black experience in the Commonwealth. The encyclopedia includes biographical sketches of politicians and community leaders as well as pioneers in art, science, and industry. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in an array of notable figures, such as writers William Wells Brown and bell hooks, reformers Bessie Lucas Allen and Shelby Lanier Jr., sports icons Muhammad Ali and Isaac Murphy, civil rights leaders Whitney Young Jr. and Georgia Powers, and entertainers Ernest Hogan, Helen Humes, and the Nappy Roots. Featuring entries on the individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, and institutions that have shaped the state's history since its origins, the volume also includes topical essays on the civil rights movement, Eastern Kentucky coalfields, business, education, and women. For researchers, students, and all who cherish local history, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference that highlights the diversity of the state's culture and history.

Sweet Spot

125 Years of Baseball and the Louisville Slugger
Author: David Magee,Philip Shirley,Ken Griffey, Jr.
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633191095
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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Away from the game and the players for which it was crafted, the baseball bat is a sleek but humble creation. Yet in the hands of batters both young and old who have been stepping to the plate on diamonds around the world for more than a century, the bat is a powerful tool, capable of yielding lasting memories or making legends of a lifetime. And no bat has had more impact on baseball and the players of the game than Louisville Slugger, the tool of the trade used by millions-from the major leagues to college and youth leagues. In accordance with Louisville Slugger's 125th anniversary, the complete history of the bat, its impact on the game, and the ongoing story of Hillerich and Bradsby's family business is told in these pages. Blending firsthand stories from former and current major leaguers with details from more than 100 years of craftsmanship and contribution, this comprehensive history of baseball's bat and its impact on America's game is a must-have and must-read for anyone who has ever stood at the plate waiting on a pitch-or watched as a fan-hoping for a miracle.

Plunkett's Sports Industry Almanac 2009

Author: Jack W. Plunkett
Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.
ISBN: 1593921403
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 489
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Market research guide to the business side of sports, teams, marketing and equipment ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? a tool for strategic planning, competitive intelligence, employment searches or financial research. Contains trends, statistical tables, and an industry glossary. Over 350 one page profiles of sports industry firms, companies and organizations - includes addresses, phone numbers, executive names.

Baseball America 2008 Almanac

A Comprehensive Review of the 2007 Season, Featuring Statistics and Commentary
Author: Will Lingo,Ben Badler,J. J. Cooper,Matt Eddy,Aaron Fitt,Chris Kline
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781932391183
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 496
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Reviews the previous year's major and minor league baseball season, including complete statistics and a summary of college and high school baseball.

Baseball America's 1999 Almanac

A Comprehensive Review of the 1998 Season, Featuring Statistics and Commentary
Author: Baseball America (Firm)
Publisher: Baseball America
ISBN: 9780945164081
Category: Reference
Page: 407
View: 7305

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Reviews the previous year's major and minor league baseball season and includes complete statistics and a summary of college and amateur baseball.

Baseball America 2006 Almanac

A Comprehensive Review of the 2005 Season
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781932391077
Category: Reference
Page: 455
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Reviews the previous year's major and minor league baseball season, including complete statistics and a summary of college and high school baseball.

Baseball Guide

The Ultimate Baseball Almanac
Author: Sporting News
Publisher: Sporting News
ISBN: 9780892048137
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 632
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Providing day-by-day 2005 results for every major league team, this is a comprehensive review of the year's highs, lows, and results by league, team, and player with a look to the upcoming 2006 Major League Baseball season.

The Timeline History of Baseball

Author: Don Jensen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781592239917
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 60
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“Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd!” Baseball is an integral part of American popular culture. Lavishly illustrated and colorfully designed throughout, The Timeline History of Baseball presents hundreds of fascinating details about the development of baseball in a fun, easy-to-use format. This unique book brings together a comprehensive history of the sport along with a separate pullout timeline that offers an at-a-glance view of baseball from 1601 to 2009. Did you know that the spit ball was outlawed in 1920, but pitchers who already threw it were permitted to continue using it until they retired? This book is filled with fun and fascinating facts about the game and all of its organized leagues throughout history, including the major and minor leagues, negro leagues, women’s leagues, little league and leagues around the world. This engaging compendium also includes a giant, colorfully illustrated gate-fold timeline that offers a unique way of looking at the history of baseball. The timeline integrates world events with major moments in baseball for a unique overview of social history.