Dominionball: Baseball Above the 49th by Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)

Dominionball: Baseball Above the 49th

bySociety for American Baseball Research (SABR)EditorJane Finnan Dorward

Paperback | August 12, 2005

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From the Introduction:
This volume contains essays that describe many leagues now long gone, and teams that fostered a love of the sport in communities where fans never saw or even heard a major league game. There are personal pieces by players and a coach, vignettes of their baseball careers in Canada. There is sadness in the account of the untimely death of Linus "Skeeter" Ebnet on the diamond in 1938. Humour is not lacking here, though, with lighter pieces by David McDonald on the WWI-era Canadian League, and Kit Krieger''s account of his meteoric rise to PCL stardom. Before there were Expos and Jays, there were great International League teams now in Montreal and Toronto, when the International League contained players of renown. The sport has a peculiar hold on the imagination of the French, as we see in Michel Nareau''s piece on baseball in Québécois fiction. Inevitably, this journal is about the past rather than the present, but not always the distant past.
Jane Finnan Dorward began studying in Toronto baseball history at the age of 11 when she won the door prize at the 1978 Blue Jays Breakfast. The prize, a copy of Louis Cauz''s history, Baseball''s Back in Town, was drawn by Jays radio broadcaster Tom Cheek. Contributors include: Tom Hawthorn, William Humber, David Jauss, Kit Krieg...
Title:Dominionball: Baseball Above the 49thFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:124 pages, 10.9 X 8.5 X 0.25 inShipping dimensions:124 pages, 10.9 X 8.5 X 0.25 inPublished:August 12, 2005Publisher:Society for American Baseball ResearchLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0910137994

ISBN - 13:9780910137997

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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