The Greatest Minor League

A History of the Pacific Coast League, 1903-1957
McFarland & Co Inc (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 30. Januar 2019
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 380 Seiten
978-1-4766-7827-6 (ISBN)
This thorough history of the Pacific Coast League chronicles its foremost personalities, governance, and contentious relationship with the majors, proving that the history of the game involves far more than the happenings in the American and National leagues.
  • Englisch
  • Jefferson, NC
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  • USA
  • Höhe: 254 mm
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  • Breite: 178 mm
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  • Dicke: 19 mm
  • 703 gr
978-1-4766-7827-6 (9781476678276)
Dennis Snelling is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and the Pacific Coast League Historical Society. He is a three-time finalist for the Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year, including for The Greatest Minor League. He lives in Rocklin, California.
1. Before the PCL: From the Gold Rush to 1900
2. 1901 to 1905: The Pacific Coast League Is Born/li>
3. 1906 to 1909: Things Get Shaken Up
4. 1910 to 1914: The McCredie Era
5. 1915 to 1916: An Oasis in the Desert 59
6. 1917 to 1919: A Southern California Rivalry
7. 1920 to 1921: Lying Tigers and Bees, Oh My!
8. 1922 to 1924: The Battle of Avalon
9. 1925 to 1928: Murder, Mayhem and Manslaughter, Inc.
10. 1929 to 1932: Let There Be Lights! 128
11. 1933 to 1935: Joltin' Joe DiMaggio
12. 1936 to 1937: Bill Lane Leaves Hollywood and Finds a Star
13. 1938 to 1941: A New Wizard for the Emerald City
14. 1942 to 1945: Gashouse Baseball and the Miracle of '42 191
15. 1946 to 1948: Lefty, Casey and the Nine Old Men
16. 1949 to 1951: The Golden Boy and the Natural
17. 1952 to 1954: Hooray for Hollywood
18. 1955 to 1957: Stout Steve and the PCL's Last Great Team
19. Endings and Beginnings
League Champions; Highest Batting Average, Season; Most Home Runs, Season;
Most Home Runs, Career; Most RBIs, Season; Longest Hitting Streaks; Most Wins, Pitcher, Season;
Most Wins, Pitcher, Career; No- Hitters; Unassisted Triple Plays; Most Wins, Manager, Career;
Replaced Managers; Spring Training Sites
Chapter Notes
Sources and Bibliography
impressive...definitive work on the Pacific Coast League...a welcome addition"" - Booklist

""Snelling's work is a grand and comprehensive history of the entire league over its glory years...highly worthy contribution to this rich legacy"" - Nine

""there have been a few histories of the PCL written over the years, but Snelling's work is by far the best. It will be the standard PCL reference for years to come. Player biographies...are excellent. Kudos to Dennis for writing such an interesting book. We highly recommend it"" - Pacific Coast League Potpourri

""the definitive book on Pacific League baseball"" - At Home

""This is as informative and fun a league history as one could ever hope to read. Snelling covers the Pacific Coast League from its halting, turn-of-the-century beginnings to its long run as a de facto `third Major League'

to its protracted turf battle with Major League Baseball as that entity set its sights on westward expansion.... After reading this book, it's hard to argue with Snelling's assertion that the PCL truly was the Minors'

`greatest league.'"" - Benjamin Hill of

""I think the title of this book is deceiving. This is not a history of the Pacific Coast League (PCL). This book is almost surely the definitive history of the Pacific Coast League."" - SABR Deadball Era Committee Newsletter.

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