Miracle on the Eastern Shore

The 1937 Salisbury Indians and Baseball’s Greatest Comeback

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About the Book

In summer 1937 the Salisbury Indians, a Class D minor league team from rural Maryland, achieved national celebrity playing one of the most amazing comeback seasons in baseball history. Starting with 21-5, the club allegedly violated the Eastern Shore League’s rules by fielding more than four players with professional experience. Forfeiting their 21 wins and plummeting to the bottom of the standings, they went on to win 59 of their last 70 games, capturing the league pennant and playoffs championship.
This game-by-game account chronicles the extraordinary pitching and relentless hitting of one of the greatest minor league teams ever assembled, under the redoubtable leadership of D’Arcy “Jake” Flowers.

About the Author(s)

David A. Ranzan is the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.

Bibliographic Details

David A. Ranzan
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 50 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9184-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5004-3
Imprint: McFarland