THE BLUE RIDGE LEAGUE by Robert Savitt

THE BLUE RIDGE LEAGUE by Robert Savitt

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    Weight: 0.76 pounds



    THE BLUE RIDGE LEAGUE by Robert Savitt
    July 11, 2011 Trade size paperback Arcadia Images of Baseball series
    Between 1915 and 1930, nine towns in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia hosted teams in one of the most successful Class D minor leagues in professional baseball. The Blue Ridge League launched the careers of legendary Hall of Famers Lefty Grove and Hack Wilson and served as a training ground or final stop for over 100 major-league players. This feisty league challenged laws prohibiting Sabbath baseball games (resulting in mass arrests of players and management), pioneered night baseball, served as a laboratory for the establishment of baseball's farm system, and helped develop a postseason five-state championship series.
    128 pages ISBN: 9780738582399
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