Baseball on the Prairie: How Seven Small-Town Teams Shaped by Kris Rutherford,Scott Hanzelka

By Kris Rutherford,Scott Hanzelka

on the shut of the 19th century, railroad growth in Texas immediately shrank the kingdom and increased possibilities, together with that of Texas League Baseball. formerly, the key towns monopolized Texas minor-league ball, yet with the rails got here small-town groups with no which the league could have floundered. Sherman, Denison, Paris, Corsicana, Cleburne, Greenville and Temple groups produced many of the Texas League's maximum gamers and supplied exceptional statewide curiosity. The 1902 Corsicana Oil Citys was once the most winning groups of the time, claiming the second-best profitable percent and baseball's such a lot lopsided victory, 51-3 over Texarkana's Casketmakers. In its basically 12 months within the league, Cleburne gained the league championship and workforce proprietor Doak Roberts chanced on the good Tris Speaker. Kris Rutherford items jointly the Texas League's early days and the folk and cities that made this centuries-old establishment possible.

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