I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I did writing it.
Author: Allen LaMountain
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Baseball. The very word brings to mind summer days, a feeling of youthful exuberance, and rebirth. Baseball is nostalgic in its essence, and I hope that I have captured that feeling in this book. The stories of the rise of many young hopeful ballplayers who had the talent and drive to make it to the big leagues and in some cases rise to the very pinnacle of success is what prompted me to write their stories. Over the years of my stint covering the Appalachian League, I witnessed a great many players make it to “The Show.” If you are a fan of baseball, as I am, you will enjoy discovering the history of this talent-rich league as well as the biographies of the players and managers who passed through the Appy League on their way up the ladder. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I did writing it.
The author traces the history of minor league and independent league baseball in West Virginia.
Author: William E. Akin
"The author traces the history of minor league and independent league baseball in West Virginia. Baseball below the minor leagues has a rich and comparatively unexplored history, and West Virginia has made substantial contributions to this legacy. Chapter
Rookie Leagues Appalachian League (Advanced Rookie) Nestled among the
Blue Ridge Mountains and into the Shenandoah Valley are the towns of the
Appalachian (Appy) League, where many players take their first steps in
Author: Frank Hoffmann
Examine the big-league benefits of minor league baseball! The Minor League Baseball: Community Building Through Hometown Sports examines the role played by minor league baseball in hundreds of cities and towns across the United States. Written from the unique perspective of a sociologist who also happens to be an avid baseball fan, the book looks at the contributions minor league teams make to the quality of life in their communities, creating focal points for spirit and cohesiveness while providing opportunities for interaction and entertainment. The book links theory and experience to present a “sociology of baseball” that explains the symbiotic relationship which brings people together for a common purpose—to root, root, root for the home team. From the author: Minor league baseball is played across the country in more than 100 very different communities. These communities seem to share a special bond with their teams. As with all sports teams, there is a symbiotic relationship between the team and the city or town that it represents. In the case of major league professional sports, the relationship is often fueled by economic outcomes. On the minor league level, the relationship appears to go beyond mere money and prestige. Minor league teams occupy a special place in our hearts. We are more forgiving when they lose, and extremely proud of them when they win. Minor League Baseball: Community Building Through Hometown Sports is a detailed look at the connection between town and team, including: economic benefits (development strategies, community growth) intangible benefits (ballpark camaraderie, hometown pride) fan attachment and attendance (demographic variables, stadium accessibility, “home court advantage”) case studies of two Maryland minor-league franchises--the Class AA Bowie Baysox and the Class A Hagerstown Suns Minor League Baseball: Community Building Through Hometown Sports also includes an introduction to the organizational structure of the minor leagues, a history of each current league, and charts and tables on attendance figures and franchise relocations. This book is essential reading for sociologists, sport sociologists/historians, academics and/or practitioners in the fields of community sociology and psychology, and of course, baseball fans.
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Author: Deric McKamey
Publisher: Shandler Enterprises Llc
Deric McKamey's Minor League Baseball Analyst is the first book to fully integrate sabermetrics and scouting. A long-term Bill James disciple and graduate of Major League Baseball's scout school, Deric provides his unique brand of analysis for over 1,000 minor leaguers. For baseball analysts and those who play in fantasy leagues with farm systems, the Analyst is the perfect complement to the Baseball Forecaster and is designed exactly for the reader's needs.\n
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Author: Rob Gordon
Publisher: Triumph Books
The first book of its kind to fully integrate sabermetrics and scouting, the 2015 Minor League Baseball Analyst provides a distinctive brand of analysis for more than 1,000 minor league baseball players. Features include scouting reports for all players, batter skills ratings, pitch repertoires, performance trends, major league equivalents, and expected major league debuts. A complete sabermetric glossary is also included. This one-of-a-kind reference is ideally suited for baseball analysts and those who play in fantasy leagues with farm systems.
Contributors to this work include Marshall Adesman writing about his love for the Durham Athletic Park, David Beal remembering the last bus trip the Winston-Salem Warthogs made to play the Durham Bulls in 1997 before the Bulls became a ...
Author: Chris Holaday
It is not known exactly when base ball first made its way down to the Carolinas, but it was being played in North and South Carolina at least as early as the Civil War. By the early years of the twentieth century, the game had become a dominant form of entertainment in both states--and has remained a part of many communities across the Carolinas ever since. This work is a collection of 25 nonfiction stories about baseball as it has been played in the Carolinas from its early days to the present. Contributors to this work include Marshall Adesman writing about his love for the Durham Athletic Park, David Beal remembering the last bus trip the Winston-Salem Warthogs made to play the Durham Bulls in 1997 before the Bulls became a Triple A team, Robert Gaunt writing about the All-American Girls Baseball League and its players in South Carolina, Thomas Perry telling the story of Shoeless Joe Jackson's start in baseball in the textile leagues, Parker Chesson relating the 1947 Albemarle League playoff, and Bijan Bayne chronicling black professional baseball in North Carolina from World War I to the Depression, just to name a few.
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Author: Baseball America (Firm)
Publisher: Baseball America
Reviews the previous year's major and minor league baseball season and includes complete statistics and a summary of college and amateur baseball.
For pitchers, you'll learn how many big league games they started and relieved in
in both 1991 and their careers. ... Rookie: Appalachian League (APPY), Arizona
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Author: Publications International
Publisher: New Amer Library
Gathers individual career statistics, ranking, and fantasy baseball game rating for one thousand major league baseball players
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Author: Arthur T. Johnson
Sport, including minor league baseball, is an object of public policy. Communities can exploit it to promote economic and social well-being, but not without risk. Drawing on case studies of fifteen locales including Fresno, Birmingham, Durham, Buffalo, Indianapolis, and Colorado Springs, Arthur Johnson systematically analyzes the political process by which communities decide to invest in stadiums for minor league baseball teams. He explores such factors as the presence or absence of a development strategy as a guide in decision making, and the value to a community of a minor league team and its stadium. Johnson also describes the dynamics of minor league baseball franchise relocation, the importance of intergovernmental relations to stadium financing, and the organization and business of minor league baseball, including its formal relationship with major league baseball.
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Author: Baseball America
Publisher: Baseball Amer
Provides contact information and schedules for major and minor leagues.
Your Definitive Guide to the Game Baseball America (Firm). APPALACHIAN
LEAGUE Rookie Advanced Classification Mailing Address : 283 Deerchase
Circle , Statesville , NC 28625. Telephone : ( 704 ) 873-5300 . FAX : ( 704 ) 873-
Author: Baseball America (Firm)
Publisher: Baseball America
Just as any trip is made more enjoyable with a good travel guide, anyone who really wants to get into baseball needs the Baseball America Directory. Much more than a collection of names and phone numbers, the Directory continues to get better each year and has become a comprehensive guide to the game. Is baseball an important part of your business? You can find the decision-makers at every level and how to get in touch with them. Do you work in the game? There's no better way to keep up with friends and colleagues. Or are you a fan looking for some action? With our schedules and ballpark directions, you'll always be able to find a game. Find out for yourself why it's in so many briefcases and glove compartments. Book jacket.
The book features a special section on African-American mining teams, a coalfield map and many photographs.
Author: L.M. Sutter
They emerged from the mines, shook off the coal dust, and stepped onto the diamond. From the early 1900s to the 1950s, baseball games between mine workers were a small-town phenomenon, each team attracting avid and intensely loyal fans. Talented part-time athletes competed at the amateur, semi-pro and professional levels. Equally competitive were the coal company officials, who often brought in ringers, or players of exceptional ability, giving them easier jobs above ground or a padded pay packet. Based on interviews with surviving players, families of deceased players, and contemporary sources, this thoroughgoing history covers not only teams and leagues but their function within the mining communities of Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia. The book features a special section on African-American mining teams, a coalfield map and many photographs.