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The first biography on one of baseball's most fabled figures, Pete "The Gladiator" Browning--an eccentric, talented and colorful 19th-century batting champion--includes numerous historical photographs.
Though long associated with fine bourbons, riverboats and champion Thoroughbreds, Louisville, Kentucky, is home to another icon--the Louisville slugger. The Louisville Baseball Almanac presents the first-ever comprehensive look at the rich history of professional teams, ballplayers and managers, a history that runs deep within the city. Originally a major-league city that won a pennant in 1890, the early Louisville teams gave rise to a host of legends and eccentrics, in equal measure. And ever since, Louisville has maintained a strong position in baseball history as a top-flight minor league city. Red Sox, Yankee, Dodger, Reds and Cardinals fans--baseball fans --have Louisville to thank for launching the careers of some of the game's most memorable players. Louisville baseball historian Philip Von Borries recounts the breadth of Louisville's ballplaying heritage, his text complemented by numerous vintage photographs.
And they're off! Experience the exciting history of horse racing in this collection of memorable photographs. Spanning almost a century, legendary tracks, jockeys, and pivotal moments of thoroughbred racing are all portrayed here. Drawn from the Keeneland Library and Blood-Horse magazine, among others, these photos represent the work of nine famous lensmen. The foreword and text offer insight into the images.
Crooked Creek tells the story of a coal mining town in the Appalachian coalfields of eastern Kentucky that chronicles the dreams and struggles of a ten-man mining crew. The novel also delves into the danger and hard labor of coal mining that often forges deep and lasting friendship among the miners.