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The Resource A History of Badger Baseball

A History of Badger Baseball

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A History of Badger Baseball
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A History of Badger Baseball
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For more than a century, the University of Wisconsin fielded baseball teams. This comprehensive history combines colorful stories from the archives, interviews with former players and coaches, a wealth of historic photographs, and the statistics beloved by fans of the game. The earliest intercollegiate varsity sport at Wisconsin, the baseball team was founded in 1870, less than a decade after the start of the Civil War. It dominated its first league, made an unprecedented trip to Japan in 1909, survived Wisconsin's chilly spring weather, two world wars, and perennial budget crises, producing some of the finest players in Big Ten history—and more than a few major leaguers. Fan traditions included torchlight parades, kazoos, and the student band playing "A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight" as early as 1901.There is painful history here, too. African Americans played on Wisconsin's first Big Ten championship team in 1902, including team captain Julian Ware, but there were none on the team between 1904 and 1960. Heartbreaking to many fans was the 1991 decision to discontinue baseball as a varsity sport at the university. Today, Wisconsin is the only member of the Big Ten conference without a men's baseball team.Appendixes provide details of team records and coaches, All Big Ten and All American selections, Badgers in the major leagues, and Badgers in the amateur free-agent draft
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Schmitt, Steven D
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dictionaries
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  • History
  • Sports & Recreations
  • Nonfiction
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A History of Badger Baseball
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:35881cc7-0ef4-4d31-96ad-10b20b442dc0
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9780299312787
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True
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optical disk
Label
A History of Badger Baseball
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:35881cc7-0ef4-4d31-96ad-10b20b442dc0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780299312787
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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    Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952-3191, US
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