Baseball in Rochester

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Few cities can boast of a longer or richer baseball tradition than Rochester, New York. The game's roots in the Flower City can be traced to the early nineteenth century, when a primitive form of baseball was being played on Mumford's Meadow near the Genesee River. Since that time, some of the greatest names in baseball history, including Stan Musial and Cal Ripken Jr., have honed their skills in Rochester. Their exploits, along with those of numerous others, are documented with rare photographs in Baseball in Rochester. Through the years, nineteen people with local ties have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The Red Wings have won ten Governors' Cups-more than any other International League team-and Rochester has been designated Baseball City, U.S.A., by Baseball America magazine. Baseball in Rochester chronicles not only the superstars but also the quirky characters and moments that make the minor leagues so appealing.
ISBN: 9780738511696
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of Baseball
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Scott Pitoniak, an award-winning columnist and author, has written about baseball in western New York since 1985. He has received more than ninety national and regional journalism awards and has been inducted into two halls of fame. The Associated Press Sports Editors organization named him one of the top ten sports columnists in the United States. He currently covers sports for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
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