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The Resource Borchert Field : stories from Milwaukee's legendary ballpark, Bob Buege

Borchert Field : stories from Milwaukee's legendary ballpark, Bob Buege

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Borchert Field : stories from Milwaukee's legendary ballpark
Title
Borchert Field
Title remainder
stories from Milwaukee's legendary ballpark
Statement of responsibility
Bob Buege
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Someone lucky enough to live on Milwaukee's near north side between 1888 and 1952 could experience the world without ever leaving the neighborhood. Nestled between North Seventh and Eighth Streets and West Chambers and Burleigh, Borchert Field was Milwaukee's major sports venue for 64 years. In this rickety wooden stadium (originally called Athletic Park), Wisconsin residents had a close-up view of sports history in the making, along with rodeos, thrill shows, and even multiple eruptions of Mount Vesuvius. In Borchert Field, baseball historian Bob Buege introduces the famous and fascinating athletes who dazzled audiences in Milwaukee's venerable ballpark. All the legendary baseball figures--the Bambino, Satchel Paige, Ty Cobb, Joltin' Joe, Jackie Robinson, the Say Hey Kid--played there. Olympic heroes Jim Thorpe, Babe Didrikson, and Jesse Owens displayed their amazing talents in Borchert. Knute Rockne's Fighting Irish competed there, and Curly Lambeau's Green Bay Packers took the field 10 times. Buege tells stories of other monumental moments at Borchert as well, including a presidential visit, women ballplayers, the arrival of television broadcasting, the 1922 national balloon race, and an appearance by scat-singing bandleader Cab Calloway. Borchert Field is long gone, but every page of this book takes readers back to the sights, sounds, and spectacle of its heyday"--
  • "Athletic Park, later named Borchert Field, was Milwaukee's major sports venue for 64 years. From 1888 to 1952, all the legendary figures in American sports, and other fields of endeavor, performed there. This rickety wooden stadium on Milwaukee's north side gave the residents of Wisconsin a close-up look at sports history in the making, along with rodeos, thrill shows, and even multiple eruptions of Mount Vesuvius. In 64 short and lively chapters, Buege introduces the famous and fascinating athletes, from baseball and football players to wrestlers and rodeo riders, who dazzled audiences at Borchert Field. He also sprinkles in stories of other monumental moments at Borchert, including a presidential visit, the arrival of television broadcasting, and an appearance by scat-singing bandleader Cab Calloway"--
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Buege, Bob
Dewey number
725/.8270977595
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV417.B66
LC item number
B84 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Borchert Field (Milwaukee, Wis.)
  • Sports
Label
Borchert Field : stories from Milwaukee's legendary ballpark, Bob Buege
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961205392
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 379 pages
Isbn
9780870207884
Lccn
2016025381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961205392
Label
Borchert Field : stories from Milwaukee's legendary ballpark, Bob Buege
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961205392
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 379 pages
Isbn
9780870207884
Lccn
2016025381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961205392

Library Locations

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