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Baseball in Tacoma-Pierce County (Images of Baseball) (Paperback)

Baseball in Tacoma-Pierce County (Images of Baseball) By Marc H. Blau Cover Image
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The Tacoma-Pierce County area has enjoyed a rich tradition of baseball from the sandlot beginnings in 1874, to the first professional game at the Eleventh Street Ball Grounds in 1890, to the 100 Day Wonder known as Cheney Stadium, which was opened in the spring of 1960. While Tacoma has laid claim to six Pacific Coast League championships since the 1904-1905 season, it was the players who competed in the City, Valley, Sunset, Community, Timber, Commercial, Industrial, and Shipbuilders leagues that formed the backbone of the sport. Among notables that have dotted local rosters or competed in the major leagues are Ron Cey, Indian Bob Johnson, Mike Blowers, Jon Lester, Steve Whitaker, and Doug Sisk, as well as Baseball Hall of Famers Walter Johnson, Joe McGinnity, Juan Marichal, Gaylord Perry, and Willie McCovey.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738581941
ISBN-10: 0738581941
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: April 18th, 2011
Pages: 127
Language: English
Series: Images of Baseball