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Baseball and Richmond: A History of the Professional Game, 1884-2000 W. Harrison Daniel

Baseball and Richmond: A History of the Professional Game, 1884-2000

W. Harrison Daniel

Published December 1st 2003
ISBN : 9780786414895
Paperback
202 pages
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Early baseball in Richmond, Virginia, was very much about business. The game was a means of promoting Richmond and its various industries and attractions, but it was plagued by instability as a result of competing interests fighting for control ofMoreEarly baseball in Richmond, Virginia, was very much about business. The game was a means of promoting Richmond and its various industries and attractions, but it was plagued by instability as a result of competing interests fighting for control of its fortunes in the city and frequent changes in ownership also due to competing interests vying to make a profit in any way they could on the game. As time passed, baseball became more established and eventually found its place in the city. Richmonds affiliation with baseball, from the years 1884 to 2000, is chronicled in this work. It covers the players and owners, and also comments on the relationship shared by the team and the city. It highlights baseballs beginnings in Richmond in 1866, the first year of professional baseball in the city in 1884, the revival of the Virginia State League from 1906 to 1914, the Virginia League from 1918 to 1928 and the Eastern League in 1931 and 1932, the Richmond Colts and the Piedmont League in 1931 and 1932, and Richmonds association with the International League beginning in 1954.