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Baseball History Research 101 By Brian McKenna
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In Baseball History Research 101, Brian McKenna has brought together in one quick and easy synopsis a complete guide for the beginning researcher. Individual chapters highlight the necessary... More > topics: * Selecting Your Field of Study * Available Resources * Web Sites * Digital Archives * Searching Resources, Sites and Archives * Making Contacts * Organizing Your Data * Writing and Getting Published You will discover not only where to search but how and why. Then, you'll be given hints in making notes, maintaining your data and organizing it. The program utilizes the most inexpensive methods possible. Most resources are free or can be examinedrather cheaply. Appendixes are also provided which offer a bibliographical listing of baseball works and pre-prepared forms which you'll find useful during your endeavors.< Less
Ghost Leagues: Minor League Baseball in South Texas By Noe Torres
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From 1910 to 1977, the remote and rugged area of South Texas along the Rio Grande River was a hotbed of minor league baseball activity. Introduced by soldiers stationed along the Texas-Mexico border... More > in the late 1800s, the sport flourished among the mostly Hispanic population. Eleven minor leagues once competed in the sunny ballparks along the Rio Grande. Today, of all those leagues and teams, only memories remain. This book recaptures the glory days of these ghost leagues, and one can almost hear the cheers of the crowds from stadiums long since vanished. REVIEWS: Torres' research makes the history of South Texas baseball spring to life and catch his readers by the throat, like pro baseball players in a heated argument. - McAllen Monitor. / The memory-stabbing new book ... brings many characters and odd events to life. Winners and sinners alike, Torres salutes and immortalizes. – Festiva Magazine.< Less
Can He Play? By edited by Jim Sandoval and Bill Nowlin
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CAN HE PLAY? collects the contributions of 26 members of the Society for American Baseball Research on the subject of scouts, including biographies and historical essays. The book touches on more... More > than a century of scouts and scouting with a focus on the men (and the occasional woman) who have taken on the task of scouring the world for the best ballplayers available. In CAN HE PLAY? we meet the “King of Weeds,” a Ph.D. we call “Baseball’s Renaissance Man,” a husband-and-wife team, pioneering Latin scouts, and a Japanese-American interned during World War II who became a successful scout—and many, many more. The history of the Yankees scouting system, interview with players including Johnny Pesky and Fernando Perez, a list of Hall of Famers' scout, and much more combine with 100 photos for the definitive resource on scouts.< Less
The Best of Dodger Thoughts By Jon Weisman
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Since 2002, Dodger Thoughts (, featuring Jon Weisman’s personal insights, reporting and research, has been the leading independent source online for information on the... More > Los Angeles Dodgers. Now, the best pieces have been compiled in print, with sections on: The 2002-2005 seasons Dodger history Key Dodger players Dodger atmosphere: the stadium, the fans, the broadcasters Coaching and managing Ownership The GM's Office Baseball and writing Plus, a foreword by longtime Dodger broadcaster Ross Porter Besides providing immediate enjoyment for you this offseason, The Best of Dodger Thoughts will have long-term worth as a historical resource: a you-are-there record of an important chapter in Dodger history, as well as the first printed compendium of blog coverage of the Dodgers. For both longtime readers of the website and those who have never seen it, The Best of Dodger Thoughts will be well worth owning.< Less
Forgotten Artifacts/Artefactos Olvidados By Sonja Pyne
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Joseph Andrew Robertson and Leon Noel Stuart were primary contributors to the early development of Monterrey and Montemorelos, Mexico. From 1889, dynamic Robertson promoted and managed the Monterrey... More > and Mexican Gulf Railroad that powered the industrialization of growing Monterrey. He also developed industries including a brick factory, a smelter, the Monterrey News, and promoted the first games of baseball in northern Mexico. Stuart's experience and training as an experimental horticulturalist lay the foundation for expansive citrus groves in Montemorelos. His vision of having trees created by grafting sweet branches onto local hardy rootstock was the key. Their story was buried in the aftermath of the Revolution and economic chaos. Now after more than thirty years of research in public documents, civil records, published histories, newspapers, and private collections it is told here and in a companion volume, "Leon and the Colonel." This edited collection is presented in both English and Spanish.< Less