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Ghost Leagues: Minor League Baseball in South Texas

ByNoe 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 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.

Details

Publication Date
Apr 14, 2008
Language
English
ISBN
9781257066636
Category
Sports
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Noe Torres

Specifications

Pages
218
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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