Handsome Ransom Jackson

Author: Ransom Jackson Jr.
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442261552
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Millions of America’s youth dream of playing major league baseball or in a college bowl game on New Year’s Day. Growing up in Arkansas during the Great Depression, Ransom Jackson had no idea that one day he would not only play in back-to-back Cotton Bowls for two different colleges—the first and only player to do so—but that he would also become known as “Handsome Ransom,” all-star third baseman for the Chicago Cubs. He was in Chicago in 1953 when Ernie Banks became the first African American to play for the Cubs. He was in Brooklyn in 1956, the year Jackie Robinson retired. In 1957, Jackson was the last Brooklyn player to hit a home run before the team moved to LA. Jackson’s major league career spanned the entire decade of the 1950s, a time when the landscape of baseball changed dramatically as teams moved to new cities, built new stadiums, and integrated their rosters. Handsome Ransom Jackson: Accidental Big Leaguer is an autobiographical account of Jackson’s fascinating journey from his boyhood days in Arkansas to playing in the major leagues, where many of his teammates were future Hall of Famers. It’s a fun and nostalgic visit to the past, with Jackson sharing such memories as spring training with the Cubs on Catalina Island, befriending a Mafia boss in Massachusetts, batting behind Hank Sauer and getting knocked down by pitchers retaliating for Sauer’s home runs, rooming with Don Drysdale on an historic baseball tour of Japan, and sitting in the dugout in LA with Dodger teammates looking for movie stars in the stands. In addition, Jackson remembers being brought to Brooklyn to take over third base for the aging Jackie Robinson, and quickly discovering that nobody replaces a legend like Jackie. While many of the players from the 1950s are no longer with us, Jackson’s invaluable and timeless stories celebrate the greatness of the game and preserve a sliver of history from the heart of the golden age of baseball. Featuring many never-before-published photographs from Ransom Jackson’s personal collection, including photos of Dodger and Cub greats Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Carl Erskine, Ralph Kiner, and Ernie Banks, Handsome Ransom Jackson will take the reader back to an era when baseball was truly the national pastime.

The Best Little Baseball Town In The World

Author: Gaylon H White
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ISBN: 1538141167
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This book tells the fun, quirky, story of a minor league baseball town in Louisiana that was the talk of the baseball world in the 1950s. Written by respected minor-league baseball historian Gaylon White, this book will be of interest to baseball and Louisiana historians alike.

Singles And Smiles

Author: Gaylon H. White
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538107910
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Artie Wilson once was considered the best shortstop in baseball. But during much of his career, Organized Baseball passed Artie by because he was black. This book brings to light the story of a Negro League and minor league star, his struggles to make it in the majors, and his crucial role in integrating baseball’s premier minor league.

Baseball Players Of The 1950s

Author: Rich Marazzi
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476604290
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The playing and post-playing careers of all 1,560 players who appeared in a major league box score between 1950 and 1959—the “golden age,” many say—are profiled in this exhaustive work. From Aaron to Zuverink: this treasure-trove of anecdotes, many gathered from personal interviews, is full of historical facts, controversy, and trivia. Readers will be reminded, that Milwaukee Braves pitcher Humberto Robinson was asked by a gambler to fix a game against the Phillies (he refused), Joe Adcock chased Giants pitcher Ruben Gomez around the field with a bat, Bob Turley reached the top of the corporate ladder after his playing days, Casey Wise became an orthodontist, Bobby Brown became a heart surgeon and president of the AL, and that Chuck Conners became an actor. All of this and much more can be found here.

Pseudonyms And Nicknames Dictionary

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Pseudonyms And Nicknames Dictionary

Author: Jennifer Mossman
Editor: Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Company
ISBN: 9780810305496
File Size: 38,93 MB
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A guide to pseudonyms, pen names, nicknames, epithets, stage names, cognomens, aliases, and sobriquets of twentieth-century persons, including the subjects' real names, basic biographical information, and citations for the sources from which the entries were compiled. Covers authors, sports figures, entertainers, politicians, military leaders, underworld figures, religious leaders, and other contemporary personalities.

Who S Who In Baseball History

Author: Lloyd Johnson
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ISBN: 9781566194693
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This is an excellent question and answer book about baseball and its history.

The Ballplayers

Author: Mike Shatzkin
Editor: Arbor House Publishing Company
ISBN:
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In a collective biography of the greatest players in baseball, this distinctly nonstatistical guide to America's pastime presents more than 5700 profiles, five hundred photographs, and interesting historical facts

It S Your Call

Author: Baseball America (Firm)
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 9780020281412
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Puts the reader in the role of umpire with hypothetical and real situations from major and minor league baseball, and the calls the real umpires made

Tales From The Cubs Dugout

Author: Pete Cava
Editor: Sports Pub
ISBN: 9781582614977
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Have so many ever cheered so much for so little? The Chicago Cubs last won the World Series in 1908 and last appeared in the Fall Classic the year World War II ended. Yet Cubs fans are among the most loyal, the most knowledgable, and the most rabid in baseball. The teams they've loved and the players they've cherished have provided some of the game's finest moments, as well as a treasure trove of baseball lore. The Cubs' home park, Wrigley Field, is as much a national landmark as the Empire State Building or the Golden Gate Bridge. A charter member of the National League, the Cubs were born in 1876 -- the same year the Seventh Cavalry fought at Little Big Horn. Cap Anson, baseball's first superstar and possibly the finest player of the 19th century, played for early Cubs squads. In the early years of this century, the fantastic double-play combination of Tinkers to Evers to Chance was immortalized in verse. Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, Grover Cleveland Alexander, and Fergie Jenkins rank among baseball's greatest pitchers, while hitters like Kiki Cuyler, Hack Wilson, Billy Herman, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, and Sammy Sosa have put up amazing numbers. But the Cubs transcend baseball like Paris transcends Europe. The story of the Cubs is part legend, part pathos, often heroic, and, on occasion, hilarious.

Hi Everybody

Author: Herb Carneal
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ISBN: 9780931714696
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Since 1962, Herb Carneal has announced the Minnesota Twins games on the radio.

The Baseball Encyclopedia

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Eddie Gold S White Sox And Cubs Trivia Book

Author: Eddie Gold
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ISBN: 9780695815745
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Baseball Nicknames

Author: James K. Skipper
Editor: McFarland Publishing
ISBN:
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The nicknames for over 3,600 players, umpires, managers, owners, broadcasters, writers, executives, other officials, and fans are included in this comprehensive reference work. Each entry provides the given name of the individual, nickname, position, years played (or associated with the game for nonplayers), and origin of the nickname. A separate section (compiled by Brenda S. Wilson) lists players and nicknames for the All American Girls Baseball League. An extensive name index completes the work.

Banks To Sandberg To Grace Five Decades Of Love And Frustration With The Chicago Cubs

Author: Carrie Muskat
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780071385565
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Banks to Sandberg to Grace brings together more than 60 first-person accounts from the past 50 years of Cubs baseball. Each of the storytellers whose voices are heard throughout shares his or her personal, revealing account of what it was like to play or work for the Cubs. Hank Sauer laughs about fans in the bleachers throwing tobacco at him. The team's longtime equipment manager, Yosh Kawano, talks about gaining the trust and friendship of players such as Ryne Sandberg. And WGN-TV producer Arne Harris reminisces about sharing an earpiece with Jack Brickhouse and Harry Caray. Includes a foreword by Chicago sportswriter Bob Verdi.

The Baseball Encyclopedia

Author: BASEBALL ENCYCLOPEDIA.
Editor: MacMillan Publishing Company
ISBN:
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The Baseball Bibliography

Author: Myron J. Smith
Editor: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
ISBN: 9780786426362
File Size: 36,65 MB
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Baseball, more than any other sport, inspires widespread research and publication. The literature of baseball is vast and continues to grow at a fantastic pace. This second edition of Myron Smiths acclaimed Baseball Bibliography contains some 57,000 entries, bringing the 1986 book up to date with the tremendous body of baseball literature published in the last 20 years. The resulting two-volume set is the largest and most comprehensive non-electronic, non-database, print bibliography on any major American sport. Citations include books and monographs; scholarly papers; government documents; doctoral dissertations; masters theses; poetry and fiction; novels; pro team yearbooks; college and professional All-Star Game and World Series programs; commercially produced yearbooks; and periodical and journal articles, including the first-ever complete analysis of the major diamond-oriented contents of Baseball Magazine, Baseball Digest, Sport, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN: The Magazine, among others. Data include biographical references to 3,904 major league players, and an appendix offers a full list of the 1,712 journals, periodicals and magazines cited. The work is fully indexed by subject and name. The book is published as a set of four volumes. Replacement volumes can be obtained individually under ISBN 0-7864-2408-7 (for Volume 1), ISBN 0-7864-2409-5 (for Volume 2), ISBN 0-7864-2636-5 (for Volume 3) and ISBN 0-7864-2637-3 (for Volume 4).

Hey Dad Wanna Play Catch

Author: Hollis Publishing Company
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ISBN: 9781884186141
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The 2005 Espn Baseball Encyclopedia

Author: Pete Palmer
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402725685
File Size: 55,90 MB
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Details statistics from United States baseball teams and players from 1900 through the previous season, including draft information, and provides lists of award winners and world champion teams.