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AMERIDI (American Diamonds): An American Baseball Reader by Philip Von Borries

AMERIDI (American Diamonds): An American Baseball Reader

by Philip Von Borries

192 pages
An innovative anthology of major- and minor-league baseball articles.

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About the Book
AMERIDI (American Diamonds): An American Baseball Reader is an innovative anthology of major-league and minor-league baseball articles dating from 1858 through the present. No matter what your interest is in baseball, Ameridi is sure to have something for you.

Here's the lineup:

A look at the only pitcher ever to win a major-league batting title...also the only player ever to win both a batting title and a pitching Triple Crown.

A quick course in the language of baseball.

A night at the ballpark with a four-man barnstorming softball team.

A baseball trek that uncovers hidden treasures of one of America's greatest baseball cities---Chicago.

A time-travel tour through another great American baseball city, Louisville, Ky., nicknamed "The City Of The Bat" (as the birthplace of two great American icons--the Louisville Slugger bat and its maker, the Hillerich & Bradsby Company).

A matchup with one of the most challenging baseball quizzes you'll ever encounter.

An introduction to baseball's first two black major-leaguers...a pair of brothers who debuted in 1884.

A season with one of the game's greatest pitching staffs---the record-setting 1907 Chicago Cubs mound crew.

An inside look at the 1889 AA Louisvilles, still the owners of the major-league record for consecutive losses (26).

A wickedly funny, somewhat surreal baseball television commercial starring Michael Richards as "The Phantom Of Pavilion Park Diamond".

The cartoon debut of the legendary pitcher, Bobby BasePaths.

A boxseat to a record-setting championship minor-league team who, in its first year of operation and during minor-league baseball's centennial, ran away with the Sally League pennant..and its city's hearts.

A pair of top-line essays on "golden-age" greats Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Pee Wee Reese.

A tribute to major-league and minor-league star Dixie Davis, a winner of 261 professional games.

Two block-busting, no-holds barred investigative articles on the Hall of Fame's longstanding and controversial exclusion of "The AA Ten".

A comical piece about a scatter-armed nine-year-old pitcher.

Plus, fascinating photos, sketches and memorabilia from America's greatest game.



About the Author
Philip Von Borries Philip Von Borries is also the author of American Gladiator (a Booklocker title), Louisville Diamonds, and Legends Of Louisville. His baseball bylines include the Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs Program Magazines, The Washington Times, Sports Collectors Digest and Oldtyme Baseball News. Also an award-winning turfwriter, his horse racing books include Racelines.



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