The Golden Game presents in words and pictures 150 years of baseball history, from sandlot ball in the 1850s and the Pacific Coast League to the western arrival of the Dodgers, Giants, Angels, Athletics, and Padres. Here is a stirring, colorfully written narrative about the state that has been the birthplace and proving ground for more Major Leaguers than any other, including Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and Jackie Robinson. Blending U.S. and California history as a backdrop to a narrative rich with anecdotes, The Golden Game reveals the significant impact that California has had on baseball history. Written not just for Californians but for all baseball fans, The Golden Game goes beyond its geographic boundaries to tell the fascinating saga of California baseball and how it has indelibly shaped the national pastime.In a similar vein, it might be said there are many who believe the history of baseball in California began with the ... with the arrival of the New York and Brooklyn clubs, the league is still represented by teams in Fresno and Sacramento. ... But to acknowledge only the players fails to do justice to the dedicated coaches and educators whose instruction and guidance helped make fame and fortune possible.
|Title||:||The Golden Game|
|Publisher||:||U of Nebraska Press - 2015-07-01|