Minor League All-Star Teams, 1922–1962

Rosters, Statistics and Commentary

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About the Book

Long before strip malls, television and huge retail chains homogenized American culture, minor league baseball clubs represented individual, local ideals. Fans turned out in droves to see their hometown heroes, and teams were sources of civic pride and popular recreation. Gradually, these teams and leagues were either driven under or swallowed up by baseball’s vertical integration, and by 1963 a significant piece of the American landscape had all but disappeared.
This heavily researched reference work covers every official minor league All-Star team from 1922 (when the first such team was named) to 1962 (the last year of the AAA-D classification system). Each entry includes the full roster of an All-Star team, complete individual hitting and pitching statistics, and detailed commentary on the selections. Where sabermetrics indicate more-deserving players were passed over, the author presents the case for alternative candidates.

About the Author(s)

A member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Jamie Selko lives in Eugene, Oregon.

Bibliographic Details

Jamie Selko
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 584
Bibliographic Info: tables, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2007
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2652-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1845-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Abbreviations Used      x

Introduction      1

The All-Star Teams      5

Bibliography      525

Index      527

Book Reviews & Awards

“heavily researched…detailed…where sabermetrics indicate more-deserving players were passed over, the author presents the case for alternative candidates”—Beating the Bushes, (SABR Minor League Committee Newsletter).