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eBook Seasons in the Sun: The Story of Big League Baseball in Missouri (Sports and American Culture) ePub

by Roger D. Launius

  • ISBN: 0826213928
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Roger D. Launius
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Missouri; First edition (April 30, 2002)
  • Pages: 192
  • ePub book: 1271 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1660 kb
  • Other: txt lrf mobi doc
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 797

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Seasons in the Sun book. Sports and American Culture (1 - 10 of 18 books). Books by Roger D. Launius.

Seasons in the Sun book. Since 1876, when St. Louis became a charter member of the. The heart of professional baseball, if not its roots, may be found in the American Midwest, especially in Missouri. Launius No trivia or quizzes yet.

is both significant and timely. -Roger Launius, author of Seasons in the Sun: The Story of Big League Baseball in Missouri. There is more to this story than the stunning victory of the Cardinals in the 1942 baseball season.

The subject matter of this work is both significant and timely. First, it represented the beginning of a dynasty in which the Cards won three more pennants and two World Series championships in the 1940s, taking the flags in 1943, 1944, and 1946, and triumphing in the World Series in 1944 and 1946. Second, 1942 represented the last year of Major League Baseball in which a majority of the players were not lost to military service in World War II.

1 online resource (xi, 175 pages) : "The heart of professional baseball, if not its roots, may be found in the American Midwest, especially in Missouri

1 online resource (xi, 175 pages) : "The heart of professional baseball, if not its roots, may be found in the American Midwest, especially in Missouri. Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-168) and index. Print version record. Electronic reproduction. HathiTrust Digital Library.

Since 1876, when St. Louis became a charter member of the newly formed National League, there have also been other major-league franchises from less well known leagues in St. Louis. The St. Louis major-league baseball experience is not limited to the extraordinary success and fame of the Cardinals, who have won more World Series championships than any other National League team.

In Seasons in the Sun, Roger D. Launius offers. Part of the Sports and American Culture Series). The heart of professional baseball, if not its roots, may be found in the American Midwest, especially in Missouri

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Independent barnstormers between 1932 and 1936, they were part of the Negro American League from 1937 to1959. Independent barnstormers between 1932 and 1936, they were part of the Negro American League from 1937 to1959. In addition, Kansas City hosted the American League's Athletics for thirteen seasons between the team's glory years in Philadelphia and Oakland.

The 1967 Kansas City Athletics season involved the team's finishing 10th in the American League with a record of 62 wins and 99 losses, 29½ games behind the American League Champion Boston Red Sox. This was the franchise's 13th and final season in Kansas City. After the season, the team relocated from Kansas City to Oakland. This precipitated a series of events culminating in the enfranchisement of the Kansas City Royals in the 1969 Major League Baseball expansion.

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This article is about the 1975 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 1975 in baseball. Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, . Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0. 27, G.

Learn more about Roger D. Roger D. Launius is a senior curator in the Division of Space History at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, . Browse Roger D. Launius’s best-selling audiobooks and newest titles. Discover more authors you’ll love listening to on Audible. Between 1990 and 2002 he served as chief historian of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A graduate of Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, he received his P. from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1982 and worked as a civilian historian with the United States Air Force until 1990.

The heart of professional baseball, if not its roots, may be found in the American Midwest, especially in Missouri. In Seasons in the Sun, Roger D. Launius offers an excellent overview of the teams, pennant races, trials, and triumphs of the different major-league teams that have resided in the state over the years.Since 1876, when St. Louis became a charter member of the newly formed National League, there have also been other major-league franchises from less well known leagues in St. Louis. The St. Louis major-league baseball experience is not limited to the extraordinary success and fame of the Cardinals, who have won more World Series championships than any other National League team. St. Louis also claims the excellent but short-lived Brown Stockings, the city’s first entry into the National League; the American League’s Browns, who spent most of their existence in the first half of the twentieth century at the bottom of the standings; the virtually forgotten Terriers of the Federal League in 1914-1915; and the Maroons of the pre-twentieth-century National League.On the other side of the state, Kansas City was home to one of the premier franchises of the Negro Leagues, the Kansas City Monarchs. The Monarchs were members of the Negro National League between 1920 and 1931, and won the Negro World Series in 1924 plus a host of league championships thereafter. Independent barnstormers between 1932 and 1936, they were part of the Negro American League from 1937 to1959. In addition, Kansas City hosted the American League’s Athletics for thirteen seasons between the team’s glory years in Philadelphia and Oakland. The A’s departed in 1967, but in 1969 the Royals replaced them as Kansas City’s American League entry. The Royals contended for the pennant within three years of their creation, then won a string of division championships in the late 1970s, the American League pennant in 1980, and the World Series against the cross-state Cardinals in 1985.Major-league baseball has a long and significant history in the state of Missouri, and Launius has done a superb job of telling its story through words and pictures. As the first work to encapsulate this rich history of statewide major-league activities, Seasons in the Sun will be welcomed by baseball fans everywhere.

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Darkshaper Darkshaper
Roger Launius is quite a remarkable guy. He's the Chief Historian for NASA and the author of many books and articles in a variety of fields. When he's not writing about science or space, he often devotes his research energies to historical topics related to the Midwest. SEASONS IN THE SUN is a fine and readable story of the history of baseball in Missouri. In particular, Launius does a fine job of capturing the way baseball developed in the late 1800s and early 1900s, before the commercialization of the game today, and his later chapters on the Kansas Royals and St. Louis Cardinals are informative and nicely written. For fans of baseball in the Midwest, or for long-time Cardinal fans, this book will be very satisfying.
Stick Stick
Dr. Roger Launius, who is the chief historian of NASA, has moved from space into examining the history of professional baseball in the state of Missouri. A great read. Launius tells all the stories concerning the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Browns, KC Royals, Monarchs, and KC A's and others. He blends compelling stories and anecdotes about each team's history(both Major League and Negro league) and their places in the overall history of baseball. Maybe the best concise history of baseball in a state ever written. A must for every baseball fan. I especially enjoyed the section on the Kansas City Athletics and their owner Charlie O. Finley. Buy this book.