qThe book includes exhaustive research conveyed in detailed accounts of each of the selected seasonsab. [F]or the reader who loves baseball and its history, especially that of the Twin Cities, the book is a treasure.q--Midwest Diamond Report Chronicling the 1902-1960 rivalry between the Minneapolis Millers and St. Paul Saints, this book focuses on the 18 seasons during which one or the other of the Twin City rivals captured the American Association championship. Each chapter includes an introduction explaining the general status of the pennant-winning team--including biographical information on key players--followed by detailed game accounts and a season summary with critical statistics. Written in the present tense, the game accounts are the meat of the book, immersing the reader in the action of baseball as it was played decades ago. Woven into the game accounts are items of interest--player inquiries, team standings in the pennant race--which help the reader develop a range of viewpoints.Ibid. 42. St. Paul won six straight home games against Minneapolis in 1902, their previous best. ... Ira B. Hogue (the name provided in baseball-reference.com) was likely born March 6, 1888, in Casey County, Kentucky, and died Sept. ... aJoe Cantillon Tickle, a Minneapolis Tribune, April 25, 1915, p. ssa1 (page misdated). 18.
|Title||:||The Millers and the Saints|
|Author||:||Rex D. Hamann|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2014-10-21|