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MORE BALLS THAN STRIKES
120 years of Baseball in NY's Hudson Valley
Tiano, Charlie. A retired sports columnist, baseball player and promoter, Charlie remembers over 80 years of Baseball history, and played with or interviewed all the "old timers" throughout his carreer to bring you this personal memoir. What history Charlie didn't make - he wrote about - and its all here! This is a 136 page paperback with 24 b&w photos and an introduction by famed sports writer, Heywood Hale Broun. 5.5x8.5 $12.95
_____AMERICA'S NATIONAL GAME - a few left!
Spalding, A.G. A reprint of the 1911 original - features: "Historic facts concerning the beginning, evolution, development and popularity of Base Ball with personal reminiscences of its vicissitudes, its victories and its votaries." that is what is really says!
From the Foreword of the 1911 edition. . .
For several years I have been the recipient of frequent letters from admirers of our National Game in all parts of the country, urging me to write a history of Base Ball. . . . It is known that I have acquired possession of the Base Ball archives of Henry Chadwick, Harry Wright and other old-time friends and benefactors of the game; it is urged that I am duty bound to make public some of the contents of my storehouse of information pertinent to our national pastime, and I have been importuned to relate some of the reminiscences of the days when I was connected with it, either as player, manager or club official. The task was gigantic.
I have sought instead to deal with the beginnings of Base Ball, not its history. I briefly touch on the several epochs of greatest importance, the early abuses and the inability of the first Associations to control them, and chronicle the struggle to establish Base Ball as the cleanest, most scientific and popular pastime known to the world of sport. A.G. Spalding A complete duplication of the original 1911 classic, with all the fold-outs included! 542 pages, b&w illustrations, hardcover $35.00
_____KINGSTON'S MAGNIFICENT CITY PARKS
Woods, Ron.. A complete history of the City parks and recreation buildings including the baseball, basketball and boxing that made Kingston famous. From the playing fields of the Esopus Indians to the Academy Green, from sandlots to the newly renovated Dietz Stadium, Ron Woods delves into the rich history of the parks of New York States' first capitol. Lots of Great vintage and modern color + B&W photos. Kingston was filled with parks. 101pp P $14.95
_____Kingston: A Century of Play and the Major Players
Ron Woods. From the author of "Kingston's Magnificent Parks" comes another great book on the history of parks and sports in Kingston. You will be amazed by the number of sports luminaries who visited/lived/played in Kingston, NY - as Ron trots them all out for a bow, with anecdotes, photos and accounts of their activity here. From the grand old days with Babe Ruth, to boxing world champion Bill Costello, and recent NY Yankees Joe Ausanio and Mike Ferraro, all of the parks and the players are covered here. 7x10 140 pages index 114 b&w photos Paper $19.95
_____ALL WE HAD WAS US - inquire
Bob Whittemore. The Milford Macs-a successful small town baseball team for 50 years - ISBN 0-9634247-0-X ; 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 - 100 pages - Photos - Paper - $6.95
____BASEBALL TOWN: A PLACE WHERE YANKEES GROW - inquire
Bob Whittemore. A warm and accurate history of baseball in Oneonta since the Civil War. - ISBN 0-8338-02194 ; 6 x 9 - 254 pages - Photos - Paper - $12.95
_____CLASS "C" BASEBALL
Frank M. Keetz. Schenectady Blue Jays in the Canadian-American league, 1946-1950. 8-1/2 x 11 - 96 pages - Photos - Paper - $9.95
_____DOFF YOUR-CAPS TO THE CHAMPIONS-SCHENECTADY
Frank M. Keetz. The minor league baseball franchise in 1903 in Schenectady. 6 x 9 - 60,pages - Photos - Maps - Paper - $6.95
_____THEY, TOO, WERE "BOYS OF SUMMER"
Frank M. Keetz. The Schenectady Blue Jays in the Eastern League from 1951 to 1957. 8-1/2 x 11 - 190pages-Photos-Paper-$18.00
__________A HISTORY OF GOLF IN NEW YORK'S CAPITAL REGION
Douglas Lonnstrum. Historical insights to 89 area courses with a unique perspective regarding the Capital Region's place in golf history. $18.50 -Paper
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