View Full Version : Minor leagues
01-24-2004, 11:24 PM
I'm getting geared up to add a few more titles to my baseball book collection. I was hoping to find a few recommendations as far as books on the minor leagues go. I'm especially interested in histories of various leagues and teams. Early era's are preferable, though I wouldn't shy away from books about more recent teams and leagues.
01-27-2004, 07:36 AM
see this recent thread: http://www.netshrine.com/vbulletin2/showthread.php?t=13292
Typed a long message reply to you, only to have it not work. I also collect baseball books and have a substantial interest in the minor leagues (for me 1930-1960 or so). I have a fair number of recommendations, mostly on the old PCL which became very compelling. I got a couple of books and then really enjoyed branching out reading about other teams in that league. Do you have any specific geography, league or classification that most interests you?
01-27-2004, 09:46 PM
I duly noted the 2 books in that thread Gyb. I am looking for general suggestions of books easily available on amazon. I don't really get into looking for used books.
So, I'm looking for histories of different teams and leagues. Anything that anyone has found particularly interesting.
01-28-2004, 12:59 PM
Here is someone else's list: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/listmania/list-browse/-/3S4Y0S1V8O0MS/qid=1075312673/sr=5-1/ref=sr_5_1/103-2699571-1595800
and just based on the name, I've gotta love "Georgia Class-D Minor League Baseball Encyclopedia" http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0971220425/qid=1075312673/sr=1-7/ref=sr_1_7/103-2699571-1595800?v=glance&s=books
03-17-2004, 11:29 PM
You might czech out "Stolen Season: A Journey Through America and Baseball's Minor Leagues" by David Lamb.
This book is not so much history, rather a diary of Lamb's trip across the country in a rv, visiting various minor league teams and parks, with an emphasis on the Boston/Milwaukee Braves...
03-18-2004, 12:18 PM
A thread on Lamb's book can be found here: http://www.netshrine.com/vbulletin2/showthread.php?t=4840&highlight=Stolen+Season+Lamb
vBulletin v3.5.4, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.