Download e-book for kindle: Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants by Robert F. Garratt

By Robert F. Garratt

ISBN-10: 080328683X

ISBN-13: 9780803286832

In 1957 Horace Stoneham took his Giants of latest York baseball crew and headed west, beginning a gold rush with bats and balls instead of pans and mines. yet San Francisco already had a group, the Seals of the Pacific Coast League, and West Coast enthusiasts didn't instantly include the newcomers.

beginning with the franchise’s earliest days and following the crew as much as contemporary global sequence glory, Home Team chronicles the tale of the Giants and their frequently topsy-turvy dating with town of San Francisco. Robert F. Garratt shines gentle on those that labored backstage within the tale of West Coast baseball: the politicians, businessmen, and vendors who have been instrumental within the club’s history.

Home Team provides Stoneham, usually left within the shadow of Dodgers proprietor Walter O’Malley, as a real baseball pioneer in his willingness to signal black and Latino gamers and his recruitment of the 1st jap participant within the significant Leagues, making the Giants the most built-in groups in baseball within the early Nineteen Sixties. Garratt additionally files the turbulent occasions, bad effects, declining attendance, near-moves clear of California, and the position of post-Stoneham vendors Bob Lurie and Peter Magowan within the Giants’ eventual reemergence as a baseball powerhouse. Garratt’s excellent heritage of this nice ball membership makes the Giants’ tale essentially the most compelling of all significant League franchises. 

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