Baseball's Canadian-American League
|Rating||:||4.21 (522 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||236 Pages|
Those who never made it to the majors are also presented. Begun in the Depression, this league saw the coming of night baseball, World War II, the prosperous postwar era, integration, competition with television, and final demise. And here are the stories of stars in the making: Bob Lemon, Tommy LeSorda, Al Rosen, Lou Burdette, Frank Malzone, Vic Raschi. A Class C minor league during a turbulent 15 years: its stirring history reveals what minor league baseball--indeed, all of baseball--was experiencing. This book--through groundbreaking research and dozens of personal interviews--captures the essence of minor league ball in this era.
"an exhaustive and fascinating study" -- Sports Collectors Digest"interesting readingdetailed" -- Palladian Times"research includes numerous interviewshistory intertwined with intriguing tales" --St. Lawrence Plain Dealer
Baseball's Canadian American League by David Pietrusza Excellent book! Lots of history in thereincluding my grandfather Admiral Joseph "Pepper" Martin (the original Pepper Martin). Most people never heard of the Canadian American League, the House of David teams, so this was really informative.. Minor League at its best Wonderful book about the Candian American Minor League. I met one of the players who played for the Rome Colonels in 1951 which was the last year of the league. One of the most famous player to come out the league was Tommy LaSorda. Just a great little book.
David Pietrusza, a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, has written numerous articles about baseball. . He is also the author of Major Leagues (2005) and lives in Scotia, New York, not far from where the Can-Am League pounded out its hits