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Baseball in Minnesota : the definitive history

Author: Stew Thornley
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Beginning with the sunny August afternoon in 1857 when Minnesota's first ball club was organized in Nininger and continuing through the Twins' latest season, Baseball in Minnesota is the first comprehensive history of America's Pastime in the North Star State. Encompassing the rich heritage of minor league baseball, town teams, the Minnesota Gophers, the Saint Paul Saints, and the Minnesota Twins, this encyclopedic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stew Thornley
ISBN: 087351551X 9780873515511
OCLC Number: 61821775
Awards: Minnesota Book Awards.
Description: xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Baseball takes hold in Minnesota --
Early professional baseball in Minnesota --
Stadium story I : early Twin Cities ball parks --
Saints and Millers --
Stadium story II : Nicollet and Lexington (and Midway) --
Other Minnesota professional teams --
The town teams : amateur & semiprofessional baseball --
The rise of the Minnesota Gophers --
Black ball and base belles --
The Minnesota Twins --
Stadium story III : Metropolitan Stadium and the Metrodome.
Responsibility: Stew Thornley.
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Beginning with the sunny August afternoon in 1857 when Minnesota's first ball club was organized in Nininger and continuing through the Twins' latest season, Baseball in Minnesota is the first comprehensive history of America's Pastime in the North Star State. Encompassing the rich heritage of minor league baseball, town teams, the Minnesota Gophers, the Saint Paul Saints, and the Minnesota Twins, this encyclopedic volume delivers exceptionally detailed stories of the games, the ball parks, and the larger-than-life personalities, all woven with carefully researched statistics, eyewitness accounts, and vintage photos.

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