The International League Year-by-year Statistics, 1884-1953

by Marshall D. Wright

The International League Year-by-year Statistics, 1884-1953 Synopsis

From 1884 to 1953, the International League enjoyed a measure of stability that was the envy of many other minor leagues. With franchises located in cities along the East Coast and Canada - including Newark, Toronto, Baltimore, Montreal, and Providence - the circuit produced a brand of baseball that was only a bit below that of the majors. This is the complete, year-by-year, team-by-team statistical history of the first 70 years of the International League, from its beginnings with the Eastern League in 1854, to 1953 when longtime member Baltimore was forced to relocate its franchise to make way for a major league team. For each season, there is a brief essay that covers the league's highlights and its champion. Full rosters for each team are then provided, with complete statistics for all players.

The International League Year-by-year Statistics, 1884-1953 Press Reviews

the backbone of this book...is the annual player and team statistics, which Wright has painstakingly compiled...all libraries with serious coverage of baseball history will want it --ARBA; thorough index...important --Reference Reviews; an important supplement to the standard baseball statistical compendia --Rettig on Reference; seasonal recaps of every I.L. campaign, with complete individual batting and pitching totals --USA Today Sports Weekly; provides full rosters for each team and year, with stats for every player and a brief review of the season --The Diamond Angle.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780786422678
Publication date: 28th February 2005
Author: Marshall D. Wright
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 508 pages
Categories: Baseball, History: specific events & topics,

About Marshall D. Wright

Award-winning author Marshall D. Wright is a sports statistician and archivist. He lives in Quincy, Massachusetts and is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and Society International of Hockey Research.

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