Baseball in Montgomery

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In 2004, Riverwalk Stadium ushered in a new era of professional baseball in Montgomery. After a more-than-20-year absence, the new ballpark became a catalyst for the revitalization of downtown Montgomery. Biscuit baseball and Riverwalk Stadium have given citizens something to be proud of. The stadium is nestled between the Alabama River and railroad tracks and incorporates the old Western Railroad building as part of the ballpark. This has made Riverwalk an example for other cities looking to keep their identity and add something new and exciting. Montgomery's rich baseball history includes hall of fame players like Fred Clarke, Joe McGinnity, Casey Stengel, and Turkey Stearnes. There is also the forgotten history of an Alabama native, Roy "Goat" Walker, a fan favorite of Montgomery baseball for two generations.
ISBN: 9781467124836
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Alabama
Series: Images of Baseball
Images: 181
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
This is the third book by Clarence Watkins, an author and Southern baseball historian, in Arcadia's Images of Baseball series. Watkins is a cofounder of the Southern Association Baseball Conference, a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, and a research member of the Negro Southern League Museum in Birmingham and serves on the board of directors of the Friends of Rickwood.
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