Baseball in Alabama: Tales of Hardball in the Heart of Dixie

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Although football may first spring to mind when talking about sports in Alabama, the state has certainly made its mark with the national pastime. Thirteen players with Alabama roots are enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, including all-time greats like Hank Aaron, Ozzie Smith and Satchel Paige. Bob Veale of Birmingham led the National League in strikeouts in 1964. Superstars and former players like Bo Jackson and Britt Burns give back to their home state by organizing charities and coaching Alabama's next generation of players. Author and baseball historian Doug Wedge explores stories from this rich history.
ISBN: 9781467138789
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Alabama
Series: Sports
Images: 69
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Doug Wedge writes about baseball history. He also writes short stories. In 2015, Texas A&M University Press published The Cy Young Catcher, the book he co-wrote with former Major League catcher Charlie O’Brien about O’Brien’s experiences working with several award-winning pitchers. Wedge earned English degrees from the University of Tulsa and the University of South Carolina. He lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, with his wife and four children.
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