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Baseball in St. Louis: From Little Leagues to Major Leagues

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A LOOK INSIDE

Title: Baseball in St. Louis: From Little Leagues to Major Leagues
Author: Ed Wheatley
Size: 11.5 x 9
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781681062532
Price: $39.95

How is it that St. Louis has earned the reputation of being the “best baseball town” in America?  This is the story of the unique role baseball has played in St. Louis and that which St. Louis has played in the world of baseball. It is a very rich history. But it is not just a story of the Major League’s Browns and Cardinals or the great teams of the Negro Leagues. It’s the story of how baseball is intertwined within the city’s culture. There was a time when more players were in the Major Leagues from one St. Louis high school than any other high school in America. Few recognize today the significant role St. Louis played in the integration of Major League Baseball.  There were periods where St. Louis was a regular finalist in the American Legion National Championship games. How many youngsters playing in organized baseball leagues realize that the Khoury League was actually founded in St. Louis and still calls its National Organization’s home St. Louis?  These are just a few of the nuggets of St. Louis baseball history to be explored. The St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame, the CYC, the Mathews Dickey’s Boys Club, the Khoury League, and many other community athletic associations have opened up their archives and leant their support to ensure the full story of baseball in St. Louis is being told within this book.

It is a story that tells the history of St. Louis as a baseball town through and through. It’s the story of young children playing in farm fields, schoolyards, and brick alleys. It is the story of kids playing in the region’s little leagues, high schools, and colleges. It’s the story of men who made it to the major leagues from St. Louis and those of all ages who play simply for the love of the game. This is the story of St. Louis baseball, its impact on the community, those who played, and those who watched. It’s the story of St. Louis baseball from the little leagues to the Major Leagues.

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A tip of the pen cap to St. Louis Browns pennant-waver Ed Wheatley, who has managed to get two of his books placed on a "best of" list.

A tip of the pen cap to St. Louis Browns pennant-waver Ed Wheatley, who has managed to get two of his books placed on a "best of" list.

Father's Day is next weekend and if you're wondering how to show your cardinals loving dad the love, why not add to his cardinals baseball book collection?

Baseball historian Ed Wheatley talks about St. Louis’ rich baseball history and the importance of neighborhood leagues.

Ed is one of St. Louis' most knowledgeable, accomplished baseball historians. His award winning series on the Browns is accompanied by two documentaries you should check out on PBS.

St. Louis-based Reedy Press has released Baseball in St. Louis by Ed Wheatley, a book that unlocks the history of St. Louis baseball and its surprising impact on the community.

In his third book, local author Ed Wheatley examines the historical role of baseball.

Although Ed Wheatley leads the St. Louis Browns Historical Society, his baseball view goes way beyond the old Sportsman’s Park. In Baseball in St. Louis, he looks at the sport in just the way the subtitle puts it: “From Little Leagues

The old ballplayer was asleep in the other room. But his daughter was wide awake, so she turned on the radio. It was some overnight sports show, and they were talking about her daddy.

Summer unofficially begins this weekend, but there will be no roar of the crowd or crack of the bat at Busch Stadium in Downtown St. Louis. Major League Baseball has yet to announce if or when the 2020 season will

Baseball in St. Louis: From Little Leagues to Major Leagues by Ed Wheatley: Missing the Cardinals right now? Local author and baseball player Ed Wheatley shares the unique role baseball has played in St. Louis and the impact the city

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Weight 3.6 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 9 in