The 1937 Newark Bears: A Baseball Legend

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Rutgers University Press, 1994 - 300 pagina's
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Here is the fascinating account, rich in nostalgia, of the greatest minor league team in the history of baseball. Ronald Mayer recounts the wonderful early years of the Newark Bears when millionaire beer baron Jacob Ruppert, owner of the New York Yankees, purchased the team from the newspaper publisher Paul Block in 1931. Mayer traces the Bears' exciting first five seasons under Ruppert and the building of a farm system that eventually produced the great Yankee dynasty. These colorful early seasons were sprinkled with some of the great names of the American pastime: Ed Barrow, Paul Kritchell, Al Mamaux, Red Rolfe, Babe Ruth, Shag Shaughnessey, Bob Shawkey, and George Weiss.

The Bears' finest hour, however, came in 1937 with a team that many experts consider the greatest in the history of the minor leagues. This book captures all the thrilling moments of that memorable season--action-packed Spring training at Sebring, Florida, the day-to-day excitement of the pennant race, the vivid play-by-play action of the semifinal playoff against the Syracuse Chiefs, the final playoof against the Baltimore Orioles, and finally, the spellbinding, unforgettable Little World Series against the powerful Columbus Red Birds.

This book is packed with photos and colorful profiles of Babe Dahlgren, Atley Donald, Joe Gordon, Charley Keller, George McQuinn, manager Oscar Vitt, and the rest of the great Newark players. It's all here, in the most comprehensive and thoroughly researched book every published about the Newark Bears.

 

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A Year To Remember 1937
3
Ruppert Buys the Bears
9
Weiss Joins The Team
19
The Championship 1932
27
The Frustrating Years 1933 and 1934
39
The Downhill Years 1935 and 1936
57
Spring Training 1937
73
Opening Day 1937
101
Home Sweet Home
187
Clinched
201
Batting Title Comes To Newark
215
Semifinal PlayOffs Syracuse Chiefs
233
Final PlayOffs Baltimore Orioles
247
Little World Series At Newark
259
On To Columbus
275
The Parade
287

On The Road
115
Out In Front By Eight
129
Twelve Days At Home
141
Atley Donald Sets Record
155
The Big Road Slump
169
Postscript
289
Bibliography
293
Index
295
Copyright

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