Postwar Baseball in New England and the Maritimes, 1945–1960
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About the Book
Part history, part memoir, part statistical analysis, this book tells the remarkable and largely forgotten story of how the baseball hotbed of Canada’s northeastern Maritime provinces evolved into “NCAA North” during the 1940s and 1950s. A summer training ground for players from leading U.S. college programs, the region attracted talented players seeking higher salaries than they could get in the American minor league system.
Major league organizations came to scout blue-chip prospects. In this competitive environment, only the best were able to crack the rosters of town teams in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Maine. A Quality of Competition Index for various northeast leagues provides major league equivalencies for selected players.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023