Road-Tripping the South Atlantic League

A Guide to the Teams, Ballparks and Cities


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About the Book

This comprehensive visitor’s guide to the teams of baseball’s South Atlantic League lays out the methods needed to plan efficient, cost-effective and rewarding road trips to see home games at ballparks throughout the league. It provides carefully planned travel routes, including lists of interesting eateries and attractions (both baseball-related and otherwise) in or near each team’s city.
The text traces the history of the league, profiles each current team in detail, describes each ballpark and identifies players who have led the league in batting or pitching. Team profiles list more than 300 players who played with a South Atlantic League team and went on to have a successful major league career. Information about nearby teams outside the SAL is also included for travelers wanting to broaden their baseball road trip experience.

About the Author(s)

Walter Triebel is an adjunct faculty member at Fairleigh Dickenson University. He has had an extensive career in business and as a textbook and reference book author. He lives in Wayne, New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

Walter Triebel
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 284
Bibliographic Info: 156 photos & illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9811-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2041-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction—Planning a Baseball Road Trip 5

1. The Origin and Evolution of the South Atlantic League 11

2. Today’s South Atlantic League 21

3. Profiles of the South Atlantic League Teams 36

Asheville Tourists  36

Augusta Green Jackets  52

Charleston River Dogs  65

Delmarva Shorebirds  80

Greensboro Grasshoppers  93

Greenville Drive  107

Hagerstown Suns  120

Hickory Crawdads  132

Kannapolis Intimidators  145

Lakewood BlueClaws  154

Lexington Legends  166

Rome Braves  176

Savannah Sand Gnats  187

West Virginia Power  202

4. The Perfect Hub for South Atlantic League Travel 217

5. The South Atlantic League Baseball Road Trip—Itinerary 1 227

6. The South Atlantic League Baseball Road Trip—More Itineraries 241

7. Baseball Road Trip Options for Fans of a Specific Team 252

Appendix: Additional Road Trip Travel Plans 263

Bibliography 265

Index 269