1948 Coast League Year Book

By: Old, John B.

Price: $40.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good

B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with illustrated cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have spots of foxing and some toning and ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. The statistics include everything from 1903 through 1947 and the rear cover of the book gives the 1948 season schedule. "During the first half of the 20th century, the Pacific Coast League developed into one of the premier regional baseball leagues. The cities enfranchised by the other two high-minor leagues, the International League and the American Association, were generally coordinated geographically with the major leagues, but such was not the case with the PCL. With no major league baseball team existing west of St. Louis, the PCL was unrivaled for American west coast baseball. Although it was never recognized as a true major league, its quality of play was considered very high. Drawing from a strong pool of talent in the area, the PCL produced many outstanding players, including such future major-league Hall of Famers as Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Tony Lazzeri, Paul Waner, Earl Averill, Bobby Doerr, Joe Gordon, and Ernie Lombardi. Amid success experienced after World War II, league President Pants Rowland began to envision the PCL as a third major league. During 1945 the league voted to become a major league. However, the American League and National League were uninterested in allowing it to join their ranks."

Title: 1948 Coast League Year Book

Author Name: Old, John B.

Categories: Baseball,

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, John B. Old: 1948

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: A35990

Keywords: Baseball John B. Old Pacific Coast League Pacific Coast League Baseball Minor League Baseball Baseball Statistics Baseball,