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Lights On!: The Wild Century-Long Saga of Night Baseball - American Sports History Series 7 (Hardback)
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Lights On!: The Wild Century-Long Saga of Night Baseball - American Sports History Series 7 (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 14/07/1997
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Lights On! chronicles the rise of night baseball. David Pietrusza balances precise research with an eye for intriguing anecdotal material. From the first night game at Nantasket Beach between two department store teams to the experiments of barnstorming teams, to the eventual conversion of the major league clubs, Pietrusza offers insight on this fascinating phase of baseball history. He concludes with an analysis of the effects of nighttime play on the sport. Lights On! will appeal to baseball fans and students of sports history alike. Foreword by Hall of Famer Enos "Country" Slaughter. Includes 13 black and white photographs.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810833074
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 224 x 148 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...[a] highly original book... * Sports Collectors Digest *
Pietrusza has provided us with useful documentation of a relatively underemphasized aspect of baseball's history. * Journal of Sport History *
Wow, talk about exhaustive research...[a] definitive work on the history of night baseball. What an excellent work Lights On! is. After a brief history on the use of outdoor artificial illumination, the author shifts into high gear on the subject of baseball under lights...it all makes for interesting reading as many of the original naysayers to lights did complete flip-flops in their thinking...a ton of related footnotes and anecdotes makes the Lights On! story very pleasurable reading. It's a super addition to the world of baseball literature...4 stars ("You Just Can't Put It Down") * Wwcd Sports Book Reviews *

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