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Baseball in Catawba County, North Carolina (Images of Baseball)

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Baseball first became popular in Catawba County as a means of entertainment and competition between mills and small towns. The county's longest standing baseball program started at Lenoir College in 1903. By the mid-1920s, a mill-supported semi-pro league had been firmly established. In the 30 years that followed, three different periods of professional minor league play were anchored by legendary players like Norman "Pinkie" James, Eddie Yount, Don Stafford, Dick Stoll, and Pud Miller. Even before the successful return of Minor League baseball in 1993, Catawba County had already had its share of brushes with famous players like Hoyt Wilhelm, Carl Hubbell, and Bob Feller and infamous ones like Edwin "Alabama" Pitts and "Struttin" Bud Shaney.

About the Author

Tim Peeler and Brian McLawhorn have authored this wonderful sports history. Tim Peeler, author of Waiting for Godot's First Pitch and Touching All the Bases, is an English instructor at Catawba Valley Community College. Brian McLawhorn is a broadcaster and former assistant college basketball coach and national high school recruiting scout.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738517131
Author:
Mclawhorn, Brian
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Peeler, Tim
Author:
McLawhorn, Brian
Author:
null, Tim
Subject:
History
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Baseball - North Carolina - Catawba County -
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Subject:
Baðs
Subject:
SPO
Subject:
NC
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of Baseball
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.04x6.44x.34 in. .67 lbs.

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