Download PDF by Kris Rutherford,Scott Hanzelka: Baseball on the Prairie: How Seven Small-Town Teams Shaped

By Kris Rutherford,Scott Hanzelka

ISBN-10: 1609499352

ISBN-13: 9781609499358

on the shut of the 19th century, railroad enlargement in Texas instantly shrank the nation and accelerated possibilities, together with that of Texas League Baseball. formerly, the most important towns monopolized Texas minor-league ball, yet with the rails got here small-town groups with out which the league can have floundered. Sherman, Denison, Paris, Corsicana, Cleburne, Greenville and Temple groups produced a few of the Texas League's maximum avid gamers and supplied extraordinary statewide curiosity. The 1902 Corsicana Oil Citys used to be probably the most winning groups of the time, claiming the second-best profitable percent and baseball's so much lopsided victory, 51-3 over Texarkana's Casketmakers. In its purely 12 months within the league, Cleburne gained the league championship and crew proprietor Doak Roberts came across the good Tris Speaker. Kris Rutherford items jointly the Texas League's early days and the folk and cities that made this centuries-old establishment possible.

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