Baseball Visions of the Roaring Twenties

A Fan’s Photographs of More Than 400 Players and Ballparks of the Era


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About the Book

From 1921 through 1930, a young George E. Outland, who would go on to be a Yale Ph.D. and become a professor and United States Congressman, documented his love for baseball by arriving early at major league and Pacific Coast League ballgames armed with his camera and an album of his own photographs. He used his photographs to gain access to some of the greatest players and ballparks of his era.
Collected here are more than 400 of Outland’s photographs from the twenties, along with the stories of the ballplayers and ballparks depicted.

About the Author(s)

George E. Outland’s son,
John W. Outland, is professor emeritus of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, where he taught from 1969 to 2004. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and the Pacific Coast League Historical Society.

Bibliographic Details

George E. Outland; Text by John W. Outland
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 492
Bibliographic Info: 412 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4123-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5386-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Preface      1
Prologue: The Early Years, 1906–1920      5

1. Getting Started, 1921–1923      8
2. Experiencing the Majors, 1924      124
3. Everything Los Angeles, 1925–1926      178
4. The Peak Year, 1927      274
5. “Bawdy Boston,” 1928–1930      365
6. Other Photographs of Interest      409

Epilogue: The Later Years, 1931–1981      452
Appendix 1: A Home Run Biography, 1922–1974      465
Appendix 2: Home Runs by Ballpark      467
Chapter Notes      469
Bibliography      473
Index      475

Book Reviews & Awards

“one of the most fascinating books in recent years…a must read for those of us with deep interest in the history of the PCL”—Pacific Coast League PotPourri.