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While new railroad tracks cut through Northwestern Iowa in the mid 19th century, hardy pioneers cultivated the fertile soil, and the burgeoning sport of baseball took root and flourished An integral element of the developing culture, it promoted community pride Eight Northwestern Iowa towns supported professional teams by 1912, the first being Sioux City in 1888 Over time, that city s clubs produced hall of fame shortstop Dave Bancroft and initiated the still existing American League Homegrown talent from an abundance of professional, semiprofessional, and amateur clubs throughout the area s 19 counties yielded 38 major league players before 1960 and since....

Title : Baseball in Northwest Iowa (Images of Baseball)
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ISBN : 1467125148
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing March 20, 2017
Number of Pages : 128 pages
File Size : 687 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Baseball in Northwest Iowa (Images of Baseball) Reviews

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-04-19 21:43

    I don't really know how you write a book about baseball in northwest Iowa and don't even mention the town of Granville or spalding catholic baseballs whose entire theme of the town is baseball. Unbelievable

  • Jill Bemis
    2019-04-09 22:46

    More photo album than book – no surprise, considering the subtitle – this is nevertheless a captivating volume concerning America’s pastime in one corner of the buckle of the Corn Belt. This is essentially a history of baseball in 19 counties of the Hawkeye State as told through black-and-white photographs. Why the focus on less than two dozen sparsely populated rural counties? The two-page Introduction doesn’t say, but suggests that this area was a hotbed of development back in the early days and which gave rise to the present American League. Eight chapters cover a handful of counties each. Browsers will be rewarded with many historical tidbits, such as learning that Herbert Hoover, our nation’s 31st President, was not only an ardent fan, but the state’s only native son to occupy the White House. Besides being of interest to current and former residents and baseball aficionados, this slender volume will also be of use to those involved in genealogy research, especially if they know of family members that played the game.