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The greatest minor league : a history of the Pacific Coast League, 1903-1957

Author: Dennis Snelling
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Pacific Coast League introduced the world to Joe, Vince and Dom DiMaggio, Paul and Lloyd Waner, Ted Williams, Tony Lazzeri, Lefty O'Doul, Mickey Cochrane, Bobby Doerr, and many baseball stars, who originally signed with PCL teams. This work chronicles the history of the PCL and covers its foremost personalities, governance, and contentious relationship with the majors"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Snelling
ISBN: 9780786465248 0786465247
OCLC Number: 719430689
Description: vii, 372 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Before the PCL: from the Gold Rush to 1900 --
1901 to 1905: the Pacific Coast League is born --
1906 to 1909: things get shaken up --
1910 to 1914: the McCredie Era --
1915 to 1916: an oasis in the desert --
1917 to 1919: lying tigers and bees, og my! --
1922 to 1924: the Battle of Avalon --
1925 to 1928: murder, mayhem and manslaughter, inc. --
1929 to 1932: let there by lights! --
1933 to 1935: Joltin' Joe DiMaggio --
1936 to 1937: Bill Lane leaves Hollywood and finds a star --
1938 to 1941: a new wizard for the Emerald City --
1942 to 1945: Gashouse baseball and the miracle of '42 --
1946 to 1948: Lefty, Casey and the nine old men --
1949 to 1951: the Golden Boy and the Natural --
1952 to 1954: hooray for Hollywood --
1955 to 1957: Stout Steve and the PCL's last great team --
Endings and beginnings --
Appendix.
Responsibility: Dennis Snelling.

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"The Pacific Coast League introduced the world to Joe, Vince and Dom DiMaggio, Paul and Lloyd Waner, Ted Williams, Tony Lazzeri, Lefty O'Doul, Mickey Cochrane, Bobby Doerr, and many baseball stars, who originally signed with PCL teams. This work chronicles the history of the PCL and covers its foremost personalities, governance, and contentious relationship with the majors"--Provided by publisher.

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