Baseball in Pensacola

Baseball in Pensacola

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The Western Gate to the Sunshine State boasts an epic history of hardball, dating back nearly to the beginning of the sport. Sunshine, loyal fans and pristine beaches have attracted baseballa€™s best athletes to Pensacolaa€”from stars like Babe Ruth and Ted Williams to the Blue Wahoos, modern-day affiliate for the Cincinnati Reds. The city is home to major-league teams during spring training, minor-league teams during the season and baseball fanatics year-round. Whether ita€™s following big-league icons or cheering high school future stars, Pensacolaa€™s love affair with baseball runs deep. Team up with local author Scott Brown as he details the areaa€™s greatest moments in Americaa€™s oldest pastime.The Indians fielded several former Negro League talents such as Harry a€œSuitcase a€ Simpson and Al a€œFuzzya€ Smith. ... Building on their past success, the Pensacola Little League Alla€”Stars advanced to the World Series for a third consecutiveanbsp;...

Title:Baseball in Pensacola
Author:Scott Brown
Publisher:The History Press - 2013-01-01


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