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By Bill Ballew

ISBN-10: 0738516104

ISBN-13: 9780738516103

ISBN-10: 153161096X

ISBN-13: 9781531610968

Baseball has served because the hobby of choice in Asheville, North Carolina, for greater than a century. approximately wherever a flat lot are available within the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, baseball has been performed by means of locals and viewers alike, with a number of the city's maximum thrills created through the fatherland travelers, who've been mainstays within the specialist ranks for many of the earlier eighty years. Oates Park, the place writer Thomas Wolfe toiled as a batboy sooner than attending the collage of North Carolina, served because the domestic of the Mountaineers, travelers, and the semi-pro Asheville Royal Giants through the first 3 many years of the twentieth century till McCormick box was once inbuilt the mid-1920s. The ballpark, simply south of downtown Asheville, welcomed the likes of Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth in the course of exhibition contests, whereas destiny corridor of Famers Eddie Murray and Willie Stargell and present standouts Todd Helton and Juan Pierre honed their talents within the mountains on their option to the game's most sensible level.

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