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The Golden Game: The Story of California Baseball
The Golden Game: The Story of California Baseball by Kevin Nelson 1890771805 9781890771805
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The Golden Game: The Story of California Baseball by Kevin Nelson

Baseball and the Gold Rush, Ernest Thayer and Casey at the Bat, baseball crook Hal Chase, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson and integration, crusty Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth and Hollywood baseball movies, Satchel Paige vs. Dizzy Dean, Kenichi Zenimura and the Japanese American experience, Sparky Anderson, Gene Autry, Willie Mays, Tommy Lasorda, and the rise of the baby boom generation of players -- all of these people and stories are part of the incredible saga of California baseball and how it has shaped the national pastime. Kevin Nelson, author of over a dozen books on sports, presents in words and pictures 150 years of baseball history, from sandlot ball in the 1850s to the coming 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. With more than 150 photographs of vintage and modern ballplayers and scenes, The Golden Game is not only a richly illustrated and lively read, but also a well-researched reference work that will delight baseball fans and anyone who loves a good story. Book jacket.

Author: Kevin Nelson

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 379

Publisher: Heyday Books

Publication Date: 2004-06-01

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ISBN: 1890771805


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