The National Pastime, Summer 2014 Issue: Baseball in the Space Age: Houston Since 1961 by Society for American Baseball Research

The National Pastime, Summer 2014 Issue: Baseball in the Space Age: Houston Since 1961

bySociety for American Baseball Research

Kobo ebook | August 28, 2014

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This issue of The National Pastime is dedicated to baseball in Houston since 1961. Each annual issue of TNP has centers on the geographic area of SABR’s national convention summer site. In 2014 the convention took place in Houston, Texas. The local chapter (named for former Houston Astro Larry Dierker) produced a coffee-table book cover HOUSTON BASEBALL up to 1961, so this issue of The National Pastime focuses on the space age and the arrival of Major League Baseball in the region.

So here we have a special issue centered almost entirely on the Houston Astros (né Colt .45s) and their two influential and iconic homes, short-lived Colt Stadium and the Astrodome.

The Houston MLB franchise has amassed more than its share of history in the five-plus decades since their launch. A well-worn adage is “everything is bigger in Texas,” and that certainly applies to the role of the Astrodome in pop culture, and to the outsize personality of team owner Roy Hofheinz, who was one part P.T. Barnum, two parts George Steinbrenner, and all Texan. If you weren’t able to attend the convention in Houston, please enjoy reading this issue of The National Pastime as your virtual trip to “Space City” in the Lone Star State, with seventeen SABR members as your tour guides.

Title:The National Pastime, Summer 2014 Issue: Baseball in the Space Age: Houston Since 1961Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 28, 2014Publisher:Society for American Baseball ResearchLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1933599669

ISBN - 13:9781933599663

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