Overview:Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants - In 1957 Horace Stoneham took his Giants of New York baseball team and headed west, starting a gold rush with bats and balls rather than pans and mines. But San Francisco already had a team, the Seals of the Pacific Coast League, and West Coast fans had to learn to embrace the newcomers. Starting with the franchise's earliest days and following the team up to recent World Series glory, Home Team chronicles the story of the Giants and their often topsy-turvy relationship with the city of San Francisco. Robert F. Garratt shines light on those who worked behind the scenes in the story of West Coast baseball: the politicians, businessmen, and owners who were instrumental in the club's history.Home Team presents Stoneham, often left in the shadow of Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley, as a true baseball pioneer in his willingness to sign black and Latino players and his recruitment of the first Japanese player in the Major Leagues, making the Giants one of the most integrated teams in baseball in the early 1960s. Garratt also records the turbulent times, poor results, declining attendance, two near-moves away from California, and the role of post-Stoneham owners Bob Lurie and Peter Magowan in the Giants' eventual reemergence as a baseball powerhouse. Garratt's superb history of this great ball club makes the Giants' story one of the most compelling of all Major League franchises.
This book is on page /dab2ca502f3ba773ca68bf5353ad5292/book/1603725644-9780803286832. It was written by the following authors: Robert F. Garratt. Book Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants, which can be read online, published by the company: University of Nebraska Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: History. The book was published on 2017-04-01 00:00:00. It has 264 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 540 g. File for download Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants has PDF format and is called home-team-the-turbulent-history-of-the-san-francisco-giants.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our rapidsport.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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