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Gateway to the Majors : Williamsport and Minor League Baseball (Paperback)

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Although many people know Williamsport as the "birthplace of Little League Baseball, " it is also a city with a rich professional baseball tradition. Since the earliest days of the Pennsylvania State Association, professional minor league baseball has flourished in Williamsport, and hundreds of players and managers have passed through historic Bowman Field on their way to the major leagues, including Jim Bunning, Ferguson Jenkins, and Nolan Ryan. Gateway to the Majors is a comprehensive history of professional minor league baseball in Williamsport from the earliest days up to the present.

The accompanying appendix of former Williamsport players who played in the Major Leagues is a valuable reference tool for baseball historians. In addition, this book illustrates how the city's relationship with baseball forged a distinct civic identity and national reputation as "Baseball Town, USA."


Publisher Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780271022482
SKU 30988401
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0271022485
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0190
Publisher Penn State University Press
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