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Pitchers Of Beer

Author : Dan Raley
ISBN : 9780803228474
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In 1937, when local beer baron Emil Sick stepped in, the Seattle Indians were a struggling minor-league baseball team teetering on collapse. Moved to mix baseball and beer by his good friend and fellow brewer, New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, Sick built a new stadium and turned the team into a civic treasure. The Rainiers (newly named after the beer) set attendance records and won Pacific Coast League titles in 1939, ?40, ?41, ?51, and ?55.ø ø The story of the Rainiers spans the end of the Great Depression, World War II, the rise of the airline industry, and the incursion of Major League Baseball into the West Coast (which ultimately spelled doom for the club). It features well-known personalities such as Babe Ruth, who made an unsuccessful bid to manage the team; Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby, who did manage the Rainiers; and Ron Santo, a batboy who went on to a storied career with the Chicago Cubs. Mixing traditional baseball lore with tales of mischief, Pitchers of Beer relates the twenty-seven-year history of the Rainiers, a history that captures the timeless appeal of baseball, along with the local moments and minutiae that bring the game home to each and every one of us. Pitchers of Beer showcases fifty-two photographs of players and memorabilia from noted Northwest baseball collector David Eskenazi.

Brewing In Seattle

Author : Kurt Stream
ISBN : 9780738595238
Genre : Cooking
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Brewing beer in Seattle can be traced back to 1864, when in the small, unincorporated town of under 1,000 people the first brewery opened and began manufacturing porter and cream ales. Over the next 50 years, innovation and entrepreneurship would take Seattle brewed beer to extraordinary heights. By the eve of Prohibition, powered by its popular Rainier Beer, the Seattle Brewing and Malting Company was the largest industrial institution in the state of Washington and the sixth-largest brewery in the world. Prohibition would wipe out the industry in 1916, but by 1933, new faces such as Emil Sick would emerge and bring Seattle back to the forefront of the brewing world. Images of America: Brewing in Seattle is the first book completely dedicated to the rich history of beer in Seattle and showcases just about every single brewery of this great city, from the mid-1800s to the recent craft-brewery boom. It offers a rare glimpse of photographs, advertisements, and interviews from some of the innovators who helped shape Seattle into the beer lover's paradise it is today.

Rain Check

Author : Mark L. Armour
ISBN : 1933599022
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Published by the Society for American Baseball Research for the SABR National Convention, June 28-July 2, 2006, Seattle."

The Greatest Minor League

Author : Dennis Snelling
ISBN : 9780786488032
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"The Pacific Coast League introduced the world to Joe, Vince and Dom DiMaggio, Paul and Lloyd Waner, Ted Williams, Tony Lazzeri, Lefty O'Doul, Mickey Cochrane, Bobby Doerr, and many baseball stars, who originally signed with PCL teams. This work chronicles the history of the PCL and covers its foremost personalities, governance, and contentious relationship with the majors"--Provided by publisher.

The Integration Of The Pacific Coast League

Author : Amy Essington
ISBN : 9780803285736
Genre : History
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"An account of the desegregation of baseball's Pacific Coast League, the first American League of any sport to desegregate all of its teams"--

Indiana Born Major League Baseball Players

Author : Pete Cava
ISBN : 9780786499014
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Indiana boasts a rich baseball tradition, with 10 native sons enshrined in Cooperstown. This biographical dictionary provides a close look at the lives of all 364 Hoosier big leaguers, who include New York City's first baseball superstar; the first rookie pitcher to win three games in a World Series; the man who caught most of Cy Young's record 511 career wins; one of the game's first star relievers; the player who held the record for consecutive games played before Lou Gehrig; an obscure infielder mentioned in Charles Schulz's Peanuts comic strip; baseball's only one-legged pitcher; Indiana's first Mr. Basketball, who became one of baseball's greatest pinch-hitters; the first African American to play for the Cincinnati Reds; the only pitcher to throw a perfect game in the World Series; the skipper of the 1969 "Miracle Mets"; the pitcher for whom a ground-breaking surgical procedure is named; and the only two men to have played in both the World Series and the Final Four of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

The Food And Drink Of Seattle

Author : Judith Dern
ISBN : 9781442259775
Genre : History
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Exploring Seattle’s food history reveals a culinary legacy both distinctive and bountiful. The region’s food traditions include numerous indigenous edibles ranging from wild salmon to foraged mushrooms. Covering the history, culture, and cuisine of Seattle, Judith Dern takes readers on an in-depth culinary tour of this flourishing and fascinating Pacific Northwest city.

How Seattle Became A Big League Sports Town

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History of Seattle Sports

Ticket To The Pennant

Author : Mark Holtzen
ISBN : 1632170035
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 89. 30 MB
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Before the Seattle Mariners, there were the Seattle Rainiers who are playing for the pennant in this story that shows how baseball unites diverse communities. Tour the Seattle of 1955 with Huey as he and his neighborhood cheer for the Seattle Rainiers. If only Huey can find his missing ticket to the game! This nostalgic and historical picture book follows Huey through South Seattle as he retraces his steps through the charming neighborhood surrounding Sick's Stadium to find his lost ticket--and follows him through the big game to victory. Neighbors from all different backgrounds listen to the game, announced by the beloved Leo Lassen, as Huey visits locally owned shops like the Italian bakery and the Japanese fish market. Featuring the vibrant retro illustrations by Larry Gets Lost series creator John Skewes, Ticket to the Pennant celebrates diversity and will be cherished by baseball fans young and old.

The Brandon Roy Story

Author : Dan Raley
ISBN : 0615701019
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 27. 78 MB
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer sports writer Dan Raley followed basketball standout Brandon Roy form Seattle's Garfield High School to the University of Washington and then to the NBA. Roy was a role model who played hard, respected teh game, and was squeaky clean - no drugs, no alcohol, no tattoos, no trouble with the law, and he was a family man. Every mother loved him. He was a great player, too. Knee injuries, however, appeared to end Roy's short but amazing career with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2011. Yet, with the latest medical treatments and great resolve, Roy looked to make a stirring comeback with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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