Town Ball

Town Ball

An in-depth study of the magical era of amateur baseball in Minnesota, from 1945 to 1960, looks at the social and economic factors that contributed to the sport's success, profiles some of the teams and their players, and includes a ...

Author: Armand Peterson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816646759

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 411

View: 356

An in-depth study of the magical era of amateur baseball in Minnesota, from 1945 to 1960, looks at the social and economic factors that contributed to the sport's success, profiles some of the teams and their players, and includes a collection of anecdotes, vintage photographs, and statistics.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Early Black Baseball in Minnesota

Early Black Baseball in Minnesota

Though they played in the years before Rube Foster formed the first Negro League, the St. Paul Gophers and their bitter crosstown rivals, the Minneapolis Keystones, had the talent, bench depth, and determination to rival many of those later ...

Author: Todd Peterson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457526

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 313

View: 940

Though they played in the years before Rube Foster formed the first Negro League, the St. Paul Gophers and their bitter crosstown rivals, the Minneapolis Keystones, had the talent, bench depth, and determination to rival many of those later, better known teams. (The Gophers, in fact, beat Chicago’s celebrated Leland Giants in 1909, laying claim to blackball’s western championship.) Focusing on these two clubs, author Peterson lays out the early history of African American baseball in the Upper Midwest. Included are new statistics and more than 50 rarely seen photographs.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Baseball in Minnesota

Baseball in Minnesota

From the early days of town ball to the latest seasons of the Twins and Saints, Stew Thornley offers the ultimate history of the Great American Pastime in the North Star State.

Author: Stew Thornley

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN: 087351551X

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 232

From the early days of town ball to the latest seasons of the Twins and Saints, Stew Thornley offers the ultimate history of the Great American Pastime in the North Star State.
Categories: History

Minnesota Twins Baseball

Minnesota Twins Baseball

"Discover the long and entertaining history of the Minnesota Twins"--

Author: Stew Thornley

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 1626193819

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 627

"Discover the long and entertaining history of the Minnesota Twins"--
Categories: History

Swinging for the Fences

Swinging for the Fences

These are stories of the bonds that formed between players, of legendary moments in baseball's past, and of real people whose love of the game kept them playing against tough odds.

Author: Steven R. Hoffbeck

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN: 087351517X

Category: History

Page: 243

View: 954

From the early formation of barnstorming teams that toured the state to the moment Dave Winfield hit number three thousand, Minnesota's African American ball players have made the state a land of baseball. However, the stories of many black players parallel the larger struggle for civil rights. Those tales, collected here for the first time, show how teamwork on and off the field led first to acceptance, then to admiration and triumph. Swinging for the Fences is the first collection to highlight the thrilling and controversial landmarks in the history of black baseball in the North Star State. Award-winning author Steven R. Hoffbeck assembled a stellar team of writers--and baseball fanatics--to tell the great stories of black baseball's past, from establishment of the color lines to dazzling hits by black heroes that led the Twins to victory over the Cardinals in '87. Each chapter focuses on one key player, and through these windows into their lives and livelihoods, their plays and passions, readers get an intimate look at the national pastime as it has evolved over the last century and more. Featured here are Hall of Famers like Willie Mays, Roy Campanella, and Kirby Puckett and great players like Walter Ball, John Wesley Donaldson, and Bud Fowler, who, because of their race, never made the stats books. These are stories of the bonds that formed between players, of legendary moments in baseball's past, and of real people whose love of the game kept them playing against tough odds.
Categories: History

Minnesota Twins Baseball

Minnesota Twins Baseball

The arrival of a majorleague baseball team that represented all of Minnesota brought sports fans together, and the edge that marked the divisions between ...

Author: Stew Thornley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625849090

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 377

For more than half a century, Minnesotans have been treated to the memorable players and teams of the Minnesota Twins. From the Ruthian blasts of Harmon Killebrew and Kirby Puckett to a successful brand of "small ball," the Twins have fielded competitive teams at Metropolitan Stadium, the Metrodome and Target Field. But prior to its arrival in 1961, the team also had a storied past in Washington that included Walter Johnson, the greatest pitcher of the Deadball Era, if not all time. Sports historian Stew Thornley highlights the lesser-known events in the club's history, from the area's attempts to lure a major-league team to town in the 1950s to then-owner Calvin Griffith's campaign to regionally rename the team. He also pays tribute to the rich heritage of baseball before the Twins, marked by minor-league teams such as the St. Paul Saints and Minneapolis Millers, which produced future Hall of Famers Willie Mays, Duke Snider, Ted Williams and Roy Campanella.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Pamphlets Relating to Baseball in Minnesota

Pamphlets Relating to Baseball in Minnesota

The Minnesota Historical Society Pamphlet Collection contains pamphlets and printed ephemera relating to professional and amateur baseball teams, press releases and kits, schedules, history of baseball in Saint Paul, the 1958 State Amateur ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:51563149

Category: Baseball

Page:

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The Minnesota Historical Society Pamphlet Collection contains pamphlets and printed ephemera relating to professional and amateur baseball teams, press releases and kits, schedules, history of baseball in Saint Paul, the 1958 State Amateur Tournament, and other items.
Categories: Baseball

Baseball in Minnesota

Baseball in Minnesota

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230844473

Category:

Page: 78

View: 678

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 76. Chapters: Baseball players from Minnesota, Baseball teams in Minnesota, Baseball venues in Minnesota, Paul Molitor, Dave Winfield, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Ike Davis, Joe Mauer, Roger Maris, Chick Gandil, Aaron Sele, Jack Morris, Tom Kelly, Town Team Baseball, Jerry Koosman, Wes Westrum, Kent Hrbek, Bill Gullickson, Northwoods League, Chief Bender, 1965 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Josh Johnson, Joe Marshall, Robb Quinlan, Dan Johnson, Jack Hannahan, Glen Perkins, Michael Restovich, Chris Reitsma, Jim Brower, Toni Stone, Bob Gebhard, Joe Visner, List of baseball parks in Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota, Bullet Joe Bush, Jack Crooks, Jim Eisenreich, Roger Denzer, Carmen Mauro, Jamie Hoffmann, Howie Schultz, Johnny Blanchard, Rip Repulski, Ben Hendrickson, Paul Giel, Lou Polchow, Mickey Rocco, Rube Walberg, Terry Steinbach, Brad Gulden, Tom Burgmeier, Wayne Nordhagen, Fred Baczewski, Gene DeMontreville, T. J. Bohn, Carmen Hill, Joe Werrick, Henry Thielman, Tom Quinlan, Jake Thielman, Lee Quillen, Michael Wuertz, Chief Chouneau, Paul Siebert, John Gaub, Charley Walters, Dave Goltz, Tom Niedenfuer, George Cunningham, Dick Stigman, Pat Scanlon, Walt Moryn, Gordie Sundin, Tom Johnson, Bill Carney, Jim Crowell, Greg Olson, George Thomas, Gene Corbett, Brian Denman, Steve Foucault, John Anderson, Tim McIntosh, Minneapolis Millerettes, Lew Drill, Brian Raabe, Mike Kingery, Burt Hart, Pete Lohman, Jerry Ujdur, Dave Maurer, George Dumont, Frank Jude, Rip Conway, Lee DeMontreville, Jack Zalusky, Jack Graham, Jack Hickey, Julie Wera, Lee Tate, Dana Kiecker, Gary Mielke, Arlo Brunsberg, Dan Smith, Ellis Johnson, Mike Sadek, Bob Hegman, Steve Edlefsen, Mike Mason, Tony Giuliani, Harry Chozen, Jimmy Pofahl, Bill Burdick, Lefty Bertrand, Bryan Hickerson, Jim Donohue, Joe Fautsch, Doc Hamann, Cy Wright, Don Wheeler, Les Rock, ..
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Baseball State by State

Baseball State by State

You can take a behind-the-scenes tour to gain insights into the history of baseball in Minnesota. Midway Stadium in St. Paul—Home of the St. Paul Saints, ...

Author: Chris Jensen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786491285

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 510

Offering a fresh approach to the familiar concept of all-time baseball teams, this exhaustive work ranks more than 2,500 players by state of birth and includes both major league and Negro League athletes. Each chapter covers one state and opens with the all-time team, naming a top selection for each position followed by honorable mentions. Also included are all-time stat leaders in nine categories—games, hits, average, RBI, home runs, stolen bases, pitching wins, strikeouts and saves—a brief overview of the state’s baseball history, notable player achievements, historic baseball places to see, potential future stars, a comprehensive list of player nicknames, and the state’s all-time best player.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Town Ball Parks of Minnesota

Town Ball Parks of Minnesota

This is a trip worth taking.*According to the Minnesota Baseball Association

Author: Todd Mueller

Publisher:

ISBN: 069270714X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 236

View: 595

Minnesota has over three hundred town ball teams, more organized amateur baseball teams than in any other state in the country.* Town Ball, Parks of Minnesota takes the reader on a tour of the state's most revered ballparks, ranging from a multi-million dollar complex in the Twin Cities to a rural field at the end of a dirt road ? arguably the most remote ballpark in the state.Over the course of several years and thousands of miles, the author traveled the state to visit these ballparks, then selected twenty-seven unique, historic and most beloved ballparks. The result is a book on town ball unlike any other publication. The book features five hundred baseball photographs selected from over 20,000 images, together with entertaining stories about the teams, the ballparks and the towns. For those readers who grew up with town ball, this book will highlight the sport they know and have loved for generations. For those unfamiliar with town ball, the book will afford you a glimpse into why these ballparks are considered some of the state's greatest sports treasures.Ready to come along on the tour? This is a trip worth taking.*According to the Minnesota Baseball Association
Categories: Sports & Recreation

They Played for the Love of the Game

They Played for the Love of the Game

While the stories tell of denial, hardship, and segregation, they are highlighted by athletes who persevered and were united by their love of the sport.

Author: Frank M. White

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN: 9781681340050

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 223

A century before Kirby Puckett led the Minnesota Twins to World Series championships, Minnesota was home to countless talented African American baseball players, yet few of them are known to fans today. During the many decades that Major League Baseball and its affiliates imposed a strict policy of segregation, black ballplayers in Minnesota were relegated to a haphazard array of semipro leagues, barnstorming clubs, and loose organizations of all-black teams—many of which are lost to history. They Played for the Love of the Game recovers that history by sharing stories of African American ballplayers in Minnesota, from the 1870s to the 1960s, through photos, artifacts, and spoken histories passed through the generations. Author Frank White’s own father was one of the top catchers in the Twin Cities in his day, a fact that White did not learn until late in life. While the stories tell of denial, hardship, and segregation, they are highlighted by athletes who persevered and were united by their love of the sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Application of Federal Antitrust Laws to Major League Baseball

The Application of Federal Antitrust Laws to Major League Baseball

... the views of the Minnesota Attorney General's office and represent the people of Minnesota as it relates to these issues of baseball and antitrust .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754074126883

Category: Antitrust law

Page: 90

View: 664

Categories: Antitrust law

Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins

Fun facts, anecdotes, and sidebars round out the story of each club, allowing your readers to get Inside MLB! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Author: Joe Bissen

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781629688299

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 720

Inside MLB profiles each of the 30 franchises in Major League Baseball. Minnesota Twins is a beginner's history of the Twins, covering the beginnings of the franchise, the greatest and lowest moments of the team, and the best players and managers. Fun facts, anecdotes, and sidebars round out the story of each club, allowing your readers to get Inside MLB! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Swinging for the Fences

Swinging for the Fences

A rousing history of baseball in Minnesota details how black players earned the respect of teammates and fans alike.

Author: Steven R. Hoffbeck

Publisher:

ISBN: 1681341026

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 723

A rousing history of baseball in Minnesota details how black players earned the respect of teammates and fans alike.
Categories: History

Joe Mauer

Joe Mauer

Summarizes the life and baseball career of Joe Mauer, catcher for the Minnesota Twins.

Author: Brian Howell

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1617147494

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 532

Summarizes the life and baseball career of Joe Mauer, catcher for the Minnesota Twins.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Clubs

Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Clubs

Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001. Hoffbeck, Steven R. Swinging for the Fences: Black Baseball in Minnesota. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 2005.

Author: Steven A. Riess

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313083068

Category: Baseball teams

Page:

View: 606

Categories: Baseball teams

Historic Ballparks of the Twin Cities

Historic Ballparks of the Twin Cities

Described by City Pages as the most respected local baseball historian, Stew Thornley leads a tour of where we--as well as our grandparents and now our children--discovered baseball.

Author: Stew Thornley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467146340

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 520

From the rickety to the palatial, ballparks have grown up with and defined baseball in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some old-timers have vivid memories of cheering for Willie Mays and Roy Campanella at Nicollet and Lexington. Others marveled at a majestic Killebrew home run at the Met. Many a lucky resident celebrated two world championships in the Metrodome and witnessed one of the greatest pitching performances in World Series history. More recently, fans have enjoyed the return of sunshine and even raindrops at Target Field. Described by City Pages as the most respected local baseball historian, Stew Thornley leads a tour of where we--as well as our grandparents and now our children--discovered baseball.
Categories: History

The Voices of Baseball

The Voices of Baseball

Everything that Target Field is, the Metrodome was not in terms of a fan experience at a baseball game. —Dick Bremer, Minnesota Twins TV play-by-play ...

Author: Kirk McKnight

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442244481

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 783

With careers spanning two to three times that of an average player, baseball’s best broadcasters have no shortage of history to offer. They have witnessed opening days, no hitters, slugfests, and perfect games, all from arguably the best seats in the house. From former Baltimore Orioles announcer Jon Miller calling Cal Ripken Jr.’s record-breaking 2,131st straight game, to Red Sox announcer Joe Castiglione witnessing the “Curse of the Babe” being lifted the night Boston won its first World Series in eighty-six years, broadcasters know their clubs, their stadiums, and their teams in a way that no one else can. In The Voices of Baseball: The Game's Greatest Broadcasters Reflect on America's Pastime, Kirk McKnight provides an in-depth look at each of Major League Baseball’s thirty ballparks from the perspectives of the game’s longest-tenured storytellers. These broadcasters share their fondest memories from the booth, what makes their ballparks unique, and even how their ballparks’ structural features have impacted games. Thirty-three of today’s broadcasters—from “newbie” Brian Anderson to sixty-five-year veteran Vin Scully—pay tribute not only to the edifices that host their broadcasting craft but also to their predecessors, such as Harry Caray and Red Barber, who influenced and inspired them. With decades of broadcasting between them, their stories encapsulate some of Major League Baseball’s greatest moments. Generations of baseball fans—from the veteran who witnessed Joe DiMaggio coming back from World War II to the son or daughter going through the gate’s turnstiles for the first time—will all enjoy the historic and triumphant moments shared by some of the game’s greatest broadcasters in The Voices of Baseball.
Categories: Sports & Recreation