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The St. Louis baseball reader

Author: Richard F Peterson
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006.
Series: Sports and American culture series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a tale of two teams: one the city's lovable losers, the other a formidable dynasty. This work serves as a celebration of the many legendary stars and colorful characters who wore St Louis  Read more...

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St. Louis baseball reader.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006012904
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Peterson
ISBN: 9780826265586 0826265588
OCLC Number: 228173800
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 442 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Fans, broadcasters, and writers. Growing up with the game / John Grisham --
Bob Costas will never be as young as he looks today / Bob Costas --
Hall of Fame acceptance speech / Jack Buck --
Hall of Fame acceptance speech / Harry Caray --
The Gas House Gang / J. Roy Stockton --
The mystery of Stan Musial / Bob Broeg --
The beginnings of St. Louis baseball. Jeremiah Fruin / Alfred H. Spink --
The first baseball games in St. Louis / Merritt W. Griswold --
Alfred H. Spink / Steven Gietschier --
A charter member / Frederick J. Lieb --
The St. Louis Browns are champions / Staff reporter --
Farewell to Chris Von der Ahe, 1892-1899 / Jon David Cash --
The American League Browns. Browns in American League since 1902 / Frederick J Lieb --
Jimmy Austin / Lawrence S. Ritter --
Rickey tells how he'll boss Browns / Hunt Stromberg --
The dazzling record of George Sisler / F.C. Lane --
Will George Sisler equal Ty Cobb? / Hugh Jennings --
The beginning of a St. Louis dynasty. The rise of baseball in St. Louis, 1920-1925 / Steve Steinberg --
From rags to riches: a baseball success story / J. Roy Stockton --
Grover Cleveland Alexander / Francis J. Powers --
Bob O'Farrell / Lawrence S. Ritter --
Country boy / Red Smith --
Fans in nine-hour rampage / Staff reporter --
Me an underminer? Not on your life / Rogers Hornsby --
The 1928 World's Series / Frederick J. Lieb --
The Gas House Gang. The Cardinals' first publicity man / Gene Karst --
Bill Hallahan / Donald Honig --
Redbird who stole a world series / Ray Robinson --
Admits he would like to be a manager some day / Sid Keener --
The Fordham Flash becomes a manager / F.C. Lane --
Dizzy Dean / Bob Broeg --
Muscles and me / Donald E. Hood --
St. Louis Swifties and the Streetcar Series. Billy Southworth's St. Louis Swifties / E.G. Fischer --
A St. Louis harbinger: the 1942 Browns / Bill Borst --
Marty Marion / Lyall Smith --
Branch Rickey is named president of the Brooklyn Dodgers / J. Roy Stockton --
Morton Cooper / John P. Carmichael --
World Series review / Sgts. Robert W. Broeg and Robert H. Myers --
Full house / Tim Wiles --
Slaughter's dash and the Brownies' flight. Cards champs sixth time because of old fight / Frederick J. Lieb --
Enos' dash to destiny revived / Bob Broeg --
A troubling year / James N. Giglio --
I'm from Missouri --
momentarily / Bill Veeck --
Hail the prodigal rajah! / Frank Graham --
The day Veeck played a midget / Bob Broeg --
Maybe I'll pitch forever / LeRoy (Satchel) Paige --
The Gibson sixties. Distance / Roger Angell --
Dick Groat / Danny Peary --
October 1964 / David Halberstam --
Redhead cool operator on redbird hot seat / Robert L. Burnes --
Gibson pitches three-hitter in 7-2 finale / Robert L. Burnes --
Tim hails 'vicious desire' by Hoot / Ed Wilks --
Untamed Tigers savor sweet, sweet victory / Lowell Reidenbaugh --
The 'Silly' Series: heroes, goats, turning points, tears / Bob Broeg --
Dred Scott in spikes / George F. Will --
Whitey ball and a Big Mac attack. Cardinals fire Shoendienst / Bob Broeg --
Larcenous Lou laughs off pressure / Neal Russo --
World champs: Cardinals wrap it up / Rick Hummel --
Clutch base h its came in bunches / Kevin Horrigan --
St Louis's Wizard of Ozzie / Jim Murray --
Signatures / Whitey Herzog --
Twins are champs / Rick Hummel --
Our Casey / Tom Boswell --
The manager / George F. Will --
For Mark McGwire, it was the culmination of a season-long quest / Mike Eisenbath --
Over and out / Joe Strauss --
The house that Busch built. A toast to Busch / Tim O'Neil.
Series Title: Sports and American culture series.
Other Titles: Saint Louis baseball reader
Responsibility: edited by Richard Peterson.

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