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- DescriptionThis is a facsimile edition of the celebrated 1953 history of the Phillies. Fred Lieb and Stan Baumgartner's history of the Philadelphia Phillies was originally published in 1953 as part of the celebrated series of major league team histories published by G. P. Putnam. With their colorful prose and delightful narratives, the Putnam books have been described as the Cadillac of the genre and have become prized collectibles for baseball readers and historians. Together Lieb and Baumgartner chronicle the Phillies franchise's turbulent past - from its frustrating early decades, through its heartbreaking loss to the Boston Red Sox in the 1915 World Series, to its exciting 'Whiz Kids' pennant of 1950. Phillies legends like Grover Cleveland Alexander, Chuck Klein, and Ed Delahanty fill these pages, and their colorful anecdotes are woven into the fabric of each season's story. In addition to its comprehensive and intimate examination of the team's history, The Philadelphia Phillies addresses the challenge of rooting for an often-struggling home team in a city kwn for its passionate baseball fans. Lieb's devotion to his hometown Phillies and overall love of the game and Baumgartner's unique insight as a Philadelphia sports writer and former player often lead to thoughtful advice and comfort for long-suffering Phillies fans. A trip through a rocky but remarkable past, The Philadelphia Phillies is ather enjoyable addition to the Writing Sports Series . The Writing Sports Series publishes reprints of classic sports books and original manuscripts of literary quality. The series is open to submissions from all sports fields, though its emphasis is on baseball because of its historical standing as the national pastime. The series publishes fiction and nfiction and is interested in diverse topics dealing with the role of sports in defining culture and society.
- Author BiographyHall of Fame writer Frederick G. Lieb wrote seven of the team histories for the Putnam Series. He was perhaps one of the most revered baseball writers in the first half of the twentieth century and in 1973 became one of the first living baseball writers elected to the writers' wing of the Hall of Fame. Stan Baumgartner was a former baseball player with the Phillies and Athletics. After his baseball career, he became a sportswriter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. William C. Kashatus holds a doctorate in history from the University of Pennsylvania.
- Author(s)Frederick G. Lieb,Stan Baumgartner
- PublisherKent State University Press
- Date of Publication15/04/2009
- SubjectBall Games: Field & Outdoor
- Series TitleWriting Sports Series
- Place of PublicationKent, OH
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintKent State University Press
- Content Noteindex
- Weight395 g
- Width140 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Series Edited byRichard Peterson
- Foreword byWilliam C. Kashatus
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