Title CHEEERING FOR THE HOME TEAM: THE STORY OF BASEBALL IN CANADA.
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1983
0919822541 / 9780919822542
Seller ID 28581
150 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Baseball is a sport that Canadians have embraced from the 1850s; the very beginning of the game. If hockey rules the winters of our history, then baseball rules our summers. (This) is a look at Canada's baseball heritage, from its beginnings in Ontario to its spread to every province and territory of the Dominion. (We) are introduced to Canadians, past and present, who made it to the 'Big Leagues'. There are Americans too, who are proud to admit that their playing careers were begun or influenced by the game of baseball as it was played north of the American border. (It's) the story of Canada's only major league championship team, barnstorming Japanese Canadians, Slapsie Maxies Curvaceous Cuties, Nazi baseball riots in Toronto, Lester Pearson's diamond diplomacy, Babe Ruth's first professional career homerun (hit in Toronto, Ontario) as well as the birth of the Expos and Blue Jays." Interior - very small soft bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of covers, small crease at fore-edge of front cover, minor rubbing, small faint ink line on rear cover, very minor edge wear.