9780813542744

No Minor Accomplishment: The Revival of New Jersey Professional Baseball

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  • ISBN13:

    9780813542744

  • ISBN10:

    081354274X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-30
  • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
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Summary

I n No Minor Accomplishment, sports historian and New Jersey native Bob Golon tells the story of the state's baseball scene since the Trenton Thunder arrived in 1994. Drawing on interviews with team owners and employees, industry executives and fans, Golon goes behind the scenes to show how maintaining a minor league ball club can be a risky business venture.

Author Biography

Bob Golon is assistant director of the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield, New Jersey, and a freelance sports writer

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Chronologyp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Baseball's Early Roots in New Jerseyp. 5
The Decline and Reinvention of the Minor Leagues, Post-1950p. 25
Baseball Returns to New Jersey in 1994p. 39
The Trenton Thunder: The Capital of New Jersey Baseballp. 55
A League of His Own: Frank Boulton and the Atlantic Leaguep. 74
The Somerset Patriots: Location, Location, Location!p. 88
Newark and the Bears: Combining the Past and the Presentp. 105
Discovering Camden with the Riversharksp. 123
The Atlantic City Surf: Searching for a Nichep. 137
Youth Must Be Served: The Can-Am League in New Jerseyp. 153
Nine Innings with the Lakewood BlueClawsp. 169
Conclusion: The Community of New Jersey Baseballp. 185
Notesp. 189
Indexp. 199
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