Early Professional Baseball in Hampton Roads: A History, 1884-1928

Title

Early Professional Baseball in Hampton Roads: A History, 1884-1928

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Description

This work focuses on the Norfolk team (nicknamed the Mary Janes), which played in the Virginia, Eastern and Atlantic leagues. Much attention is given to the players, coaches and teams of the Virginia League and the local news coverage from 1884 through 1928 as well as the business of baseball, the relations between major and minor league teams, and the controversy over hosting professional baseball games on Sundays. Photographs of the players, cartoons, and an appendix of league statistics are included. [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780786448081

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

McFarland & Company

City

Jefferson, North Carolina

Keywords

Norfolk Mary Janes (Baseball team), Baseball, Hampton Roads Region (Virginia), Professional sports

Disciplines

Sports Studies | United States History