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e-Book Ghost Leagues: A History of Minor League Baseball in South Texas download

e-Book Ghost Leagues: A History of Minor League Baseball in South Texas download

by Noe Torres

ISBN: 1595260862
ISBN13: 978-1595260864
Language: English
Publisher: Llumina Press; 1st Edition edition (June 1, 2005)
Pages: 236
Category: Americas
Subategory: History

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Ghost Leagues of South Texas is the story of the minor league baseball teams that played in South Texas throughout the twentieth century. It is a remarkable tale of how baseball thrived in one of the country's most remote regions.

Ghost Leagues of South Texas is the story of the minor league baseball teams that played in South Texas throughout the twentieth century. Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound.

Ghost Leagues: Minor League Baseball in South Texas," Noe Torres, . 005. This article about a baseball venue in Texas is a stub.

Schepps Palm Field was a minor league baseball venue located in Corpus Christi, TX. It was home to the short-lived Corpus Christi Clippers of. .Ghost Leagues: Minor League Baseball in South Texas," Noe Torres, . It was home to the short-lived Corpus Christi Clippers of the Big State League from 1954 to 1957, and the Corpus Christi Giants from 1958 to 1959. The field was challenging to play on due to the widening cracks and hard surface.

- The McAllen Monitor, 8-17-2005. His involvement in his hometown of Mission, and his fame there among the Hispanic community, offers insights into how even a comparatively minor star became a hero in recognition of his pioneering efforts. One person found this helpful.

Work-to-work relationships.

It has undergone numerous expansions and renovations throughout its fifty-year history, most notably in the early 2000s.

All Professional Baseball Statistics for Gleyber Torres. Minor & Fall Lg Stats. com, and co-author of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of InsideTheBook. Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of Hidden Game Sports. Some high school data is courtesy David McWater.

Did you ever go to the Wildcatters baseball games at Mike Carter Field? How about the Roughnecks games a couple of years later?

6 June ·. ⚾️ 1929 TYLER TROJANS ⚾️. Categories: Minor league baseball venues. Baseball venues in Texas. Baseball venues in the Rio Grande Valley. Buildings and structures in Cameron County, Texas. Texas baseball venue stubs.

Discover more about Noe Torres. Noe Torres holds a Master's degree in Library Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Ghost Leagues and Baseball's First Mexican-American Star. Read their interviews on Coast to Coast AM and learn about their background. In addition to his sports-related books, he is working with Ruben Uriarte on a series of UFO-related titles.

Ghost Leagues of South Texas is the story of the minor league baseball teams that played in South Texas throughout the twentieth century. It is a remarkable tale of how baseball thrived in one of the country's most remote regions.
Comments:
Lianeni
I borrowed this through the Amazon Kindle lending library program. And "free" is about what it's worth. There are no great anecdotes buried within it, whatever the first reviewer says. There's a kernel of what could have been a real contribution to minor league baseball history, if the author hadn't turned the book into a recitation of games, box scores, and team rosters. Surely there's a place for analysis here: why did baseball succeed/not succeed in the Rio Grande Valley? how did it reflect wider social and cultural changes in the valley? and so on.

Added to this is that the Kindle edition at least is full of errors (I certainly hope the author didn't leave them in there). There are constant internal contradictions like, "Pitcher X threw the only no-hitter in the league that year" and two paragraphs later Pitcher Y also throws a no-hitter in the same season. Worse yet, completely erroneous statistics - which even someone with only the slightest knowledge of baseball would know were wrong - have crept in, like Rogers Hornsby hitting 96 home runs during the 1921 season. So what was the big deal about those guys named Ruth, Maris, McGwire, and Bonds?

Shakagul
"An outstanding book about the old-time baseball teams in South Texas! Even if you're not really into baseball (which I'm not), you will enjoy reading all the interesting stories about these early players and their adventures while playing way down south. For example, there's a great story about a group of players traveling by bus who arrive at an all-night diner in the middle of nowhere and end up in a huge brawl with some of the locals. I also enjoyed reading about the early stadiums in South Texas, which had no lights, and when games ran late, it was not unusual for players to lose the ball in the grass or slam into the outfield fence due to poor lighting. Although I'm sure baseball fans will love this book because of all the historical information and statistics, it was fun for me because of all those interesting stories about the way things used to be. You'll love it!"

Zodama
Good coverage of a wide area of Texas baseball history.This book covers the roots of this area thoroughly.A good read for anyone who wants to know the baseball history of deep south Texas.

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