Cleburne Baseball

Cleburne Baseball

by Scott Cain

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 06/02/2017

  $20.14

Shortly after Cleburne landed the largest railroad shops west of the Mississippi, it set its sights on securing a professional baseball team. Against the odds, Cleburne became a Texas League town in 1906. After the first championship, the Railroaders loaded a train and left Cleburne. The town's professional teams would amass two championships, three pennants and several legendary major league players, including Tris Speaker, before disappearing. Despite lacking a professional club, the town continued to field teams at all levels, until the Railroaders made their triumphant return in 2017. Scott Cain shares a century of Cleburne baseball, including the cowboys who gunned down fly balls to intimidate umps, the pro team that played the Chicago White Sox and the city councilman who was a scorekeeper for the Negro Leagues in the 1950s.

ISBN:
9781439659472
9781439659472
Category:
Baseball
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
06-02-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing Inc.

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