Baseball Visions of the Roaring Twenties
A Fan’s Photographs of More Than 400 Players and Ballparks of the Era
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; Text by John W. Outland
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 412 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
Table of Contents
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
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.