Cleburne Baseball: A Railroader History

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Shortly after Cleburne landed the largest railroad shops west of the Mississippi, it set its sights on securing a professional baseball team. Against the odds, Cleburne became a Texas League town in 1906. After the first championship, the Railroaders loaded a train and left Cleburne. The town's professional teams would amass two championships, three pennants and several legendary major league players, including Tris Speaker, before disappearing. Despite lacking a professional club, the town continued to field teams at all levels, until the Railroaders made their triumphant return in 2017. Scott Cain shares a century of Cleburne baseball, including the cowboys who gunned down fly balls to intimidate umps, the pro team that played the Chicago White Sox and the city councilman who was a scorekeeper for the Negro Leagues in the 1950s.
ISBN: 9781467137010
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Series: Sports
Images: 45
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Scott Cain grew up in Cleburne and today maintains a law practice and serves as mayor. Scott is a lifelong baseball fan and frequently speaks across Texas on topics including history, current events and business practices.
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