Beginning in the 1890s, the book examines the personalities, schools, teams, managers, and owners that helped shape baseball in California. It provides an insightful history of the game from the perspective of the California minor leagues, particularly the California League and Pacific Coast League. While focusing on the lives of a select group of pioneers integral to the sport in the Golden State, it reveals a representative and interesting sample of the achievements, events, and contributions spanning a half-century. Frank Chance, Walter Johnson, Hal Chase, Mike Donlin, Charlie Graham, Hap Hogan, Hen Berry, and Cy Moreing lead teams including Santa Clara College, St. Mary's, the Los Angeles Angels, Stockton Millers, San Jose Prune Pickers, Vernon Tigers, Santa Cruz Sand Crabs, Oakland Oaks, and San Francisco Seals. We begin in San Francisco in 1897 at the genesis of professional baseball in California ' at the San Francisco Examiner Baseball Tournament.... store in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, or Stockton and purchase a baseball for 5 cents or a glove for two bits. ... Ed had an older brother, Fred Maier, who had attended the Wahl aamp; Henius Brewery Academy in Chicago, and then joined his fathera#39;s business. ... Oakland beefed up and finished a close third by recruiting Van Haltren from Seattle to take over for Lohman as player manager.
|Title||:||California Baseball: from the Pioneers to the Glory Years|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2009-10-14|