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Textile League Baseball : South Carolina's Mill Teams, 1880-1955 - Thomas K. Perry

Textile League Baseball

South Carolina's Mill Teams, 1880-1955

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After the Civil War, the Yankee textile industry began a steady transfer south, bringing with it the tradition of a mill village, usually owned by the mill's owner, where the workers and their families lived. The new game of baseball quickly became a foundation of mill village life. A rich tradition of textile league baseball in South Carolina is here reconstructed from newspaper accounts and interviews with former players and fans. Players such as ""Shoeless"" Joe Jackson and Champ Summers made their marks as ""lintheads"" in these semipro leagues. The fierce rivalries between competing mills and the impact of the teams on mill life are recounted. Appendices list club records and rosters for many of the teams from 1880 through 1955.

"THE guide to this neglected aspect of sport in South Carolina"--The State (Columbia, South Carolina); "clearly a labor of love...Perry has made a useful contribution to our knowledge of South Carolina baseball"--South Carolina Historical Magazine; "quite a story and quite a research job"--Southern Partisan.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Beginningsp. 1
Fun and Gamesp. 6
Champ Osteenp. 12
Fields, Trains, Bands and Suchp. 21
Shoeless Joep. 28
Fussin' and Fightin'p. 40
The Maturing Yearsp. 49
The Negro Textile Leaguesp. 61
War and Renaissancep. 68
Decline and Fallp. 80
Profiles
Ed Brinson: A Time to Rememberp. 87
Alvin Danielson: Let the Memories Lingerp. 89
Johnny Wertz: A Touch of Classp. 90
Harry Hedgepath: Special Man, Special Timep. 92
Mrs. Harry Potts, Mrs. "Shag" Knox: Through Other Eyesp. 93
George Blackwell: The Greatestp. 96
Powerhouse Hawkins: A Thrill a Minutep. 99
Earl Wooten: The Reign of the Earlp. 103
Chapter Notesp. 107
From the Mills to the Majorsp. 111
Records and Rostersp. 117
Bibliographyp. 291
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780786418756
ISBN-10: 0786418753
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 327
Published: 1st January 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Type: New edition