Spring Training in Clearwater: Fencebusters and Fastballs from the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cle

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This chronicle of baseball superstars and hardcore statistics careens Philadelphia Phillies and Clearwater Threshers fans from the early days of professional baseball to today's Grapefruit League. Accompanied by over seventy-five action-packed pictures, de Quesada describes the countless Phillies and Threshers stories that show the remarkable bond between Clearwater and the Phillies organization. Included are the tales of of the All-Girls Professional Baseball League, the first appearance of the Phillie Phanatic and the Tiki Bar at Bright House Networks field as well as the detailed exploits of Tug McGraw, Mike Schmidt and Paul "Pope" Owens.
ISBN: 9781596292147
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: Sports
Images: 76
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
Alejandro de Quesada is a Florida-based historian and writer. He is an experienced researcher and collector of photos and documents and runs an archive as a secondary business, with a strong Florida history content. He has written 12 books and over 50 articles on local and regional history.
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