The Millers and the Saints: Baseball Championships of the Twin Cities Rivals, 1903-1955 (Paperback)Rex Daniel Hamann (author)
Paperback 277 Pages / Published: 30/10/2014
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This book uses game accounts, with detailed descriptions of game events, to describe the rivalry between the Minneapolis Millers and St. Paul Saints in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota from 1902-1960. It focusses on the 18 seasons during which one or the other of the two rivals captured the American Association championship. Each chapter includes an introduction which explains the general status of the pennant-winning team (including biographical information on key players), followed by a section including the game accounts, followed by a third section which sums up the season and provides analyses of critical statistical areas which help describe the relationship between the two teams for that particular season. Woven into the game accounts are items of interest which help the reader to develop range of viewpoints, for example, how a player may have been injured, when they arrived with the team, the status of the team in the standings and with respect to the pennant race and other specific biographical details about the players. The game accounts are the meat of the book where various techniques are employed to help the reader become immersed in the action from baseball as it was played decades ago. Perhaps the most unique thing about the game accounts is that they are told in the present tense as if the story were being told from the point of view of the broadcaster live in the booth.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 277
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm
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