Baseball in Reading

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On a crisp April evening or a sizzling August afternoon, before a handful of friends or a throng of thousands, on a playground sandlot or in one of America's storied minor-league stadiums-whenever and wherever baseball is played in Reading, Pennsylvania, it is played with passion. Baseball in Reading captures for the first time the images of the teams, players, and ballparks that have made the city one of minor-league baseball's true legends. Claiming the title Baseballtown in 2002, Reading has a baseball legacy that dates back to the late 1800s. Only three other minor-league teams have remained in the same location for a longer period of time. Players such as Charlie Wagner, Roger Maris, and Rico Petrocelli have contributed to the rich history that unfolds in Baseball in Reading.
ISBN: 9780738511955
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of Baseball
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Charles J. Adams III, a writer for the Reading Eagle and an air personality on radio station WEEU, has written more than twenty-five books, including Reading in Vintage Postcards (Arcadia Publishing, 2000). He is a member of the board of trustees of the Historical Society of Berks County and is a former president of the Reading Public Library. Of his accomplishments, he lists among the most gratifying the times he has sung the national anthem before Reading Phillies games.
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