The Louisville Baseball Almanac

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Though long associated with fine bourbons, riverboats and champion Thoroughbreds, Louisville, Kentucky, is home to another icon--the Louisville slugger. The Louisville Baseball Almanac presents the first-ever comprehensive look at the rich history of professional teams, ballplayers and managers, a history that runs deep within the city. Originally a major-league city that won a pennant in 1890, the early Louisville teams gave rise to a host of legends and eccentrics, in equal measure. And ever since, Louisville has maintained a strong position in baseball history as a top-flight minor league city. Red Sox, Yankee, Dodger, Reds and Cardinals fans--baseball fans --have Louisville to thank for launching the careers of some of the game's most memorable players. Louisville baseball historian Philip Von Borries recounts the breadth of Louisville's ballplaying heritage, his text complemented by numerous vintage photographs.
ISBN: 9781596299948
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kentucky
Series: Sports
Images: 70
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Philip Von Borries is the author of four other baseball books: Louisville Diamonds; American Gladiator: The Life and Times of Pete Browning; Ameridi: An American Baseball Reader; and Legends of Louisville. His baseball bylines have appeared in the Boston Red Sox Program Magazine, Oakland Athletics Magazine, the Chicago Cubs Program Magazine, the Washington Times, Sports Collectors Digest and Oldtyme Baseball News. His baseball background also includes historical work on Pete Browning's new grave marker, dedicated in 1984 during the centennial anniversary of the Louisville Slugger bat. Most recently, he was a contributor to David Nemec's landmark baseball book, Baseball Bios: The Early Years, 1871, 1900. One of the few turfwriters to have won both the Eclipse Award (thoroughbred racing) and the John Hervey Award (harness racing), Von Borries has written for numerous American, Canadian and European publications, among them the Thoroughbred Record, the Kentucky Derby Magazine, the European Racehorse, the Thoroughbred Times, the Blood-Horse, the Daily Racing Form, Turf & Sport Digest, Hoofbeats and the Standardbred. The author of Racelines, a horse racing anthology, he has done extensive publicity for the Arlington Million and the Kentucky Derby and television production work on the latter for ABC-TV. He also appeared as an extra in three horse racing movies, Sylvester, Seabiscuit and Dreamer. In addition to baseball and horse racing, Von Borries has also written on a variety of other topics, including film, photography, art, science fiction and true crime. His fiction includes one published short story, "Savior" (original title, "Smokeout"). Philip Von Borries can be reached at his website:
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