By L.M. Sutter

They emerged from the mines, shook off the coal airborne dirt and dust, and stepped onto the diamond. From the early 1900s to the Nineteen Fifties, baseball video games among mine employees have been a small-town phenomenon, each one crew attracting avid and very dependable lovers. proficient part-time athletes competed on the beginner, semi-pro degrees. both aggressive have been the coal corporation officers, who frequently introduced in ringers, or gamers of outstanding skill, giving them more uncomplicated jobs above flooring or a padded pay packet. in keeping with interviews with surviving avid gamers, households of deceased avid gamers, and modern resources, this thoroughgoing heritage covers not just groups and leagues yet their functionality in the mining groups of Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia. The ebook contains a exact part on African-American mining groups, a coalfield map and plenty of photographs.

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