Download e-book for kindle: Angels in the Ozarks: Professional Baseball in Fayetteville by J B Hogan

By J B Hogan

ISBN-10: 1940222109

ISBN-13: 9781940222103

In the summer season of 1940, after a rocky six and one half-year run, specialist baseball died in Fayetteville.

And it hasn't ever back.

"Angels within the Ozarks" tells the tale of an almost forgotten category D minor league as soon as defined because the "smallest league that ever functioned in geared up baseball."

Looking again, there is a poignancy concerning the previous Arkansas-Missouri League and the Fayetteville Angels having pale right into a digital black gap of obscurity. The raucous, rowdy sounds of wooden on horsehide, of known as moves and balls and outs, of joyous shouts of victory and unsatisfied cries of defeat, those are actually not more than a faint—almost lost—echo, slightly floating someplace within the ether of forgotten history.

“Few individuals are nonetheless vertical who be mindful the Arkansas country and Arkansas/Missouri leagues. that's now altering end result of the diligent efforts of Jerry Hogan who wouldn't enable that period move into oblivion. for almost a decade, he scoured the pages of time-worn records, talked with ratings humans and searched grainy microfilm reels to convey a golden period in baseball to existence for generations to come back. nice activity, Mr. Hogan. ”
~ John corridor, baseball historian and researcher, writer of Majoring within the Minors, The KOM League Remembered and Mickey Mantle: prior to the respect, and previous batboy for the Carthage (Mo.) Cubs

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