Diamonds in the Coalfields: 21 Remarkable Baseball Palyers, Managers, and Umpires from Northeast Pennsyvania

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Between 1876 and 1960, nearly 100 northeastern Pennsylvanians played, managed, coached or umpired in the major leagues. Many were the sons of immigrant coal miners and living and working conditions in America were quite different from what they had been used to. Baseball became an important part of the assimilation process and it thrived as a church-sponsored form of recreation and entertainment for the coal miners and their families. This work explores the childhood, and minor and major league experiences of Christy ...

Diamonds in the Coalfields: 21 Remarkable Baseball Palyers, Managers, and Umpires from Northeast Pennsyvania 2001, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786411764

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