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Title The St. Louis baseball reader / edited by Richard Peterson
Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (x, 442 pages) : illustrations
Series Sports and American culture series
Sports and American culture series.
Contents Fans, broadcasters, and writers. Growing up with the game / John Grisham -- Bob Costas will never be as young as he looks today / Bob Costas -- Hall of Fame acceptance speech / Jack Buck -- Hall of Fame acceptance speech / Harry Caray -- The Gas House Gang / J. Roy Stockton -- The mystery of Stan Musial / Bob Broeg -- The beginnings of St. Louis baseball. Jeremiah Fruin / Alfred H. Spink -- The first baseball games in St. Louis / Merritt W. Griswold -- Alfred H. Spink / Steven Gietschier -- A charter member / Frederick J. Lieb -- The St. Louis Browns are champions / Staff reporter -- Farewell to Chris Von der Ahe, 1892-1899 / Jon David Cash -- The American League Browns. Browns in American League since 1902 / Frederick J Lieb -- Jimmy Austin / Lawrence S. Ritter -- Rickey tells how he'll boss Browns / Hunt Stromberg -- The dazzling record of George Sisler / F.C. Lane -- Will George Sisler equal Ty Cobb? / Hugh Jennings -- The beginning of a St. Louis dynasty. The rise of baseball in St. Louis, 1920-1925 / Steve Steinberg -- From rags to riches: a baseball success story / J. Roy Stockton -- Grover Cleveland Alexander / Francis J. Powers -- Bob O'Farrell / Lawrence S. Ritter -- Country boy / Red Smith -- Fans in nine-hour rampage / Staff reporter -- Me an underminer? Not on your life / Rogers Hornsby -- The 1928 World's Series / Frederick J. Lieb -- The Gas House Gang. The Cardinals' first publicity man / Gene Karst -- Bill Hallahan / Donald Honig -- Redbird who stole a world series / Ray Robinson -- Admits he would like to be a manager some day / Sid Keener -- The Fordham Flash becomes a manager / F.C. Lane -- Dizzy Dean / Bob Broeg -- Muscles and me / Donald E. Hood -- St. Louis Swifties and the Streetcar Series. Billy Southworth's St. Louis Swifties / E.G. Fischer -- A St. Louis harbinger: the 1942 Browns / Bill Borst -- Marty Marion / Lyall Smith -- Branch Rickey is named president of the Brooklyn Dodgers / J. Roy Stockton -- Morton Cooper / John P. Carmichael -- World Series review / Sgts. Robert W. Broeg and Robert H. Myers -- Full house / Tim Wiles -- Slaughter's dash and the Brownies' flight. Cards champs sixth time because of old fight / Frederick J. Lieb -- Enos' dash to destiny revived / Bob Broeg -- A troubling year / James N. Giglio -- I'm from Missouri -- momentarily / Bill Veeck -- Hail the prodigal rajah! / Frank Graham -- The day Veeck played a midget / Bob Broeg -- Maybe I'll pitch forever / LeRoy (Satchel) Paige -- The Gibson sixties. Distance / Roger Angell -- Dick Groat / Danny Peary -- October 1964 / David Halberstam -- Redhead cool operator on redbird hot seat / Robert L. Burnes -- Gibson pitches three-hitter in 7-2 finale / Robert L. Burnes -- Tim hails 'vicious desire' by Hoot / Ed Wilks -- Untamed Tigers savor sweet, sweet victory / Lowell Reidenbaugh -- The 'Silly' Series: heroes, goats, turning points, tears / Bob Broeg -- Dred Scott in spikes / George F. Will -- Whitey ball and a Big Mac attack. Cardinals fire Shoendienst / Bob Broeg -- Larcenous Lou laughs off pressure / Neal Russo -- World champs: Cardinals wrap it up / Rick Hummel -- Clutch base h its came in bunches / Kevin Horrigan -- St Louis's Wizard of Ozzie / Jim Murray -- Signatures / Whitey Herzog -- Twins are champs / Rick Hummel -- Our Casey / Tom Boswell -- The manager / George F. Will -- For Mark McGwire, it was the culmination of a season-long quest / Mike Eisenbath -- Over and out / Joe Strauss -- The house that Busch built. A toast to Busch / Tim O'Neil
Summary Annotation The St. Louis Baseball Reader is a tale of two teams: one the city's lovable losers, the other a formidable dynasty. The St. Louis Cardinals are the most successful franchise in National League history and the St. Louis Browns one of the most colorful. Now Richard Peterson has collected the writings of some of baseball's greatest storytellers to pay tribute to both these teams. His book, the first anthology devoted exclusively to the Cardinals and Browns, covers the rich history of St. Louis baseball from its late-nineteenth-century origins to the modern era. The St. Louis Baseball Reader is a celebration of the many legendary stars and colorful characters who wore St. Louis uniforms, and the writers who told their stories, including Alfred Spink, Roger Angell, George Will, and Baseball Hall of Fame writers Bob Broeg, J. Roy Stockton, Red Smith, and Fred Lieb. Here, too, are John Grisham, who grew up a Redbirds fan in Mississippi, and Jack Buck, the most identifiable voice in Cardinal history. Great players-Grover Cleveland Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, Marty Marion, and Satchel Paige-tell their own stories, while Bill Veeck offers an account of his wild ride as the last Browns owner and Whitey Herzog shares regrets about the play that cost the Cardinals the 1985 World Series. From the days of the Gas House Gang to the 1944 "Streetcar Series," from Bill Veeck's legendary stunts to Mark McGwire's pursuit of Roger Maris's home-run record, the Reader will bring back memories for every fan. It takes in all of the magic of the ballpark-whether re-counting the unhittable pitching of Bob Gibson, the slugging prowess of Stan "The Man" Musial, or the sterling glove-work of Ozzie Smith-along with reflective commentaries that tell how Jackie Robinson confronted racism and Curt Flood challenged the reserve clause. St. Louis is a city blessed with a memorable baseball history, and The St. Louis Baseball Reader perfectly captures the joy and heartbreak of its winning and losing teams. It's a book that will delight current fans of the Cardinals and old-timers who fondly recall the Browns
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Subject St. Louis Browns (Baseball team : 1902-1953) -- History
St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team) -- History
St. Louis Browns (Baseball team : 1902-1953)
St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team)
Baseball -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- History -- 20th century
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Baseball -- Essays & Writings.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Baseball -- Statistics.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Baseball -- History.
Missouri -- Saint Louis
Genre/Form Electronic government information
Form Electronic book
Author Peterson, Richard F.
ISBN 9780826265586
Other Titles Saint Louis baseball reader