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"The greatest game ever played in Dixie" : the Nashville Vols, their 1908 season, and the championship game

Author: John A Simpson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Personalities of the ballplayers, traits exhibited on the diamond a century ago, larger sociological concerns; organizational development of the game with its evolution of rule changes is reviewed to provide necessary background. Rags-to-riches-to-rags story of this Southern Association team in the Deadball Era includes characters such as Grantland Rice, Bill Bernhard, Jack Daubert"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
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Simpson, John A., 1949-
Greatest game ever played in Dixie"
(DLC) 2007017161
(OCoLC)123968215
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John A Simpson
ISBN: 9781476611082 1476611084
OCLC Number: 904695729
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 282 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Nashville and the national pastime in the deadball era --
Going from bad to? --
Play ball --
More of the same --
Month of crises --
In search of stability --
Dog days of summer --
Pennant fever --
The greatest game ever played in Dixie --
Historic legacy of the 1908 Nashville Vols --
Life after baseball.
Responsibility: John A. Simpson.
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A history that delves into the forgotten season of the 1908 Vols and their fight to have a championship season. This book examines the personalities of the ballplayers and the traits that they  Read more...

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"definitive...truly impressive and should be applauded...a fine job"--The Journal of Southern History; "impressive...well-written...valuable...fascinating"--Tennessee Library Association; "the Read more...

 
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