Baseball in South Bend

Baseball in South Bend

This rich baseball heritage is carried on today by the South Bend SilverHawks of the Class-A Midwest League.

Author: John M. Kovach

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738533262

Category: History

Page: 128

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The national pastime began to take root in South Bend in the 1860s when teams like the Hoosiers, Excelsiors, and Rough-and-Readys took the field to the delight of local fans. By 1878, the legendary South Bend Greenstocking had arrived on the scene, winning the mythical Indiana State Baseball Championship and establishing the nickname of choice for South Bend baseball for years to come. The following decades saw the rising popularity of not only minor league baseball but also barnstorming teams, indoor baseball, factory leagues, and men's and women's amateur leagues. This rich baseball heritage is carried on today by the South Bend SilverHawks of the Class-A Midwest League.
Categories: History

The South Bend Blue Sox

The South Bend Blue Sox

A History of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Team and Its Players, 1943-1954 Jim Sargent, Robert M. Gorman ... Kovach, John M. Baseball in South Bend. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2004. Lamb, Chris.

Author: Jim Sargent

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786488643

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 302

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Immortalized in the film A League of Their Own, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League debuted in 1943 as a way to fill ballpark seats should Major League Baseball suspend operations during World War II. Any fan expecting to see a watered-down version of the game was in for quite a surprise. The women on the field proved every bit as tough and competitive as their male counterparts, running with abandon, diving for catches, and sliding fearlessly, all while wearing uniforms with short skirts. This work examines the history of the league as seen through the eyes of the players and management and the experiences of the South Bend Blue Sox—one of only two teams to play in all 12 seasons of the league. Although players never saw themselves as revolutionaries, these daring heroines helped pave the way toward greater freedom of choice for the generations of women who followed.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Baseball America 2007 Directory

Baseball America 2007 Directory

Location: From South/East, I-74 to exit 93 (Jefferson Street), continue one mile, stadium is one block on left. ... Years in League: 1988- OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT Operated By: South Bend Professional Baseball Club LLC.

Author: Baseball America (Firm)

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781932391152

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 392

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An annual reference for the forthcoming season provides a wealth of information for fans who are planning game-focused road trips and outings, in a guide that lists complete major-, minor-, and independent-league schedules; ballpark directions; and detailed contact information. Original.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Baseball America Directory 2008

Baseball America Directory 2008

.South Bend 11- 12-13. . at Cedar Rapids 14-15-16 . . . . at Burlington 17-18-19. . . Kane County 21-22 23 Peoria 25-26-27 at Clinton 28-29-30 ... at Quad Cities MAY 1-2-3 Wisconsin 4- 5-6 Beloit 8- 9 West Mich. 10-11 at West Mich.

Author: Will Lingo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781932391206

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 342

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Provides management, field staff, and contact information, league schedules, and ballpark directions for major and minor leagues.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Baseball s Retired Numbers

Baseball  s Retired Numbers

Retired Number: 4 (South Bend Silver Hawks) Reinebold was a legendary high school baseball coach with South Bend Clay who later became a coach with the South Bend White Sox, now called the Silver Hawks. In ¡979 he was inducted into the ...

Author: Thomas W. Brucato

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786417629

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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The retiring of a number to honor a player likely began with the New York Yankees. The Yankees were not the first team to experiment with numbers on uniforms to identify players, but they were the first to wear numbers permanently and retired Lou Gehrig's number 4 in 1939. This book covers retired numbers in baseball's major and minor leagues. In the major league section of the book, a player's name is followed by his retired number, the name of the team that retired it, the year that it was retired, the player's primary position, and the teams he was affiliated with during his playing career. The author then presents a brief summary of the player's career and lists any major awards or honors he won. Retiring numbers in the minor leagues is a bit different; a player who excels in the minors isn't usually with a team for long because he is promoted to the majors. In the minor league section, a player's name is followed by a brief summary of his significance. After both the major and minor league sections, readers will find team-by-team and numerical lists of honored players.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball

Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball

Christianson,. Jerrika. SS 2000, South Bend Blue Sox Jerrika Christianson hit .333 as a rookie with South Bend. She also knocked in three runs and became known for her solid defensive play and strong arm. {<www.baseballglory ...

Author: Leslie A. Heaphy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476665948

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

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“Valuable...important...recommended”--Choice “Heaphy and May deepen the historical record on the nation’s pastime...ample cross references”--Library Journal “Unique...commendable...valuable”--Reference Reviews “Remarkably comprehensive”--Feminist Collections Women have been involved in baseball from the game's early days, in a wide range of capacities. This ambitious encyclopedia provides information on women players, managers, teams, leagues, and issues since the mid-19th century. Players are listed by maiden name with married name, when known, in parentheses. Information provided includes birth date, death date, team, dates of play, career statistics and brief biographical notes when available. Related entries are noted for easy cross-reference. Appendices include the rosters of the World War II era All American Girls Professional Baseball League teams; the standings and championships from the AAGPBL; and all women's baseball teams and players identified to date.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Benders

Benders

Author: John M. Kovach

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:26573126

Category: Baseball

Page: 80

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Categories: Baseball

Baseball s First Indian

Baseball s First Indian

The South Bend Tribune for March 18, 1897, reported his altercation with local authorities of the day before and noted that Sockalexis had “recently” reached terms with Cleveland while at Notre Dame, agreeing to join the Spiders when ...

Author: Ed Rice

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 9781608936748

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Born in 1871 on Maine's Penobscot Indian reservation and nephew of a chief, Louis Sockalexis became professional baseball's first American Indian player. Ultimately, his prowess on the diamond inspired the name Cleveland's baseball team carries today. Exploring the brilliant but too-brief major league career of the "Deerfoot of the Diamond," Baseball's First Indian follows Sockalexis's rise to the majors, his fall to the minor leagues of New England, and his final return to the reservation in Maine, where he continued to coach baseball and work as an umpire. This fascinating study of the life of Louis Sockalexis is filled with game action and leavened by the flamboyant and colorful stories of 19th century sportswriters who frequently invented what the truth would not supply. It's a treasure for every student of baseball history.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sport and Citizenship

Sport and Citizenship

From the AAGPBL Archive, Center for History, South Bend, IN, 3. Cohen, M. No Girls in the Clubhouse: The Exclusion of Women from Baseball. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009. Daddario, G. Women's Sport and Spectacle: Gendered Television ...

Author: Matthew Guschwan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317482994

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Citizenship has become a widely significant and hotly contested academic concept. Though the term may seem obvious, citizenship carries a range of subtle social and political meanings. This volume explores citizenship as it relates to sport, on the micro and macro level of analysis and in a variety of geo-political contexts. Citizenship is a central organizing principle of international competition such as the Olympic Games. Furthermore, sport is used to teach, symbolize and perform citizenship. While related to national identity, citizenship pertains more precisely to how citizens are legally and politically recognized by the state and how citizens engage within the nation state. This volume traces the roots of discourses on citizenship before illustrating a variety of ways in which citizenship and sport impinge upon each other in contemporary contexts. This bookw as published as a special issue of Sport in Society.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Baseball in Evansville

Baseball in Evansville

Minor Miracles: The Legend and Lure of Minor League Baseball. South Bend, IN: Diamond Communications, 1995. Plott, William J. The Negro Southern League: A Baseball History, 1920–1951. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015.

Author: Kevin Wirthwein

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439669235

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 842

Baseball exploded in Evansville after the Civil War. Early clubs like the Resolutes, Blues, Brewers, Hoosiers and Blackbirds played, built ballparks, struggled financially and suffered scandals until the early 1900s. A near tragic event fueled the 1915 construction of Bosse Field, now the third-oldest professional ballpark in operation and the host to Major League Spring Training and the filming of A League of Their Own. After World War II, college baseball returned after lying dormant since the 1920s. In the late 1960s, a local entrepreneur attempted to build a third major league. When he failed, the city ascended to the minor leagues' highest level. Join sportswriter and Evansville native Kevin Wirthwein as he recounts baseball's illustrious history in the River City.
Categories: Sports & Recreation